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#5642758 - 03/09/15 11:26 AM Wildlife Biologist
Temple Offline
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Registered: 11/15/12
Posts: 388
Loc: Nixa, Missouri
I'm looking for a wildlife biologist in the Mason/Kimble county line area. We have about 1100 acres and have some questions about exotics and whitetail, high fencing and low fencing and what would be best for the area. If you know of anyone that is good please post up and I will get into touch with them. Thanks for the help.

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#5642799 - 03/09/15 11:52 AM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
stxranchman Offline
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If you want to raise good quality WT then stay away from exotics. You can do both together okay but you will not have the quality of WT that you will have managing WT only.
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#5642832 - 03/09/15 12:15 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: stxranchman]
Temple Offline
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Loc: Nixa, Missouri
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
If you want to raise good quality WT then stay away from exotics. You can do both together okay but you will not have the quality of WT that you will have managing WT only.


This seems to be what a lot of people are saying. thanks for the input!!

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#5643089 - 03/09/15 02:22 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
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Registered: 09/11/11
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Michael Embrey
Wildlife Biologist
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#5643423 - 03/09/15 04:39 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
Russ79 Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
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Loc: Nacogdoches, Tx
Go to the TP&W website. You can do a search for their biologist in whatever county you want.

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#5643530 - 03/09/15 05:34 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
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I used to know a guy that had exotics. Make sure you move your big feeders around when you can. The animals will use the restroom around them and this causes diseases. He suffered from this by not constantly moving his feeders. Got to keep it clean.
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#5643536 - 03/09/15 05:38 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Russ79]
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Originally Posted By: Russ79
Go to the TP&W website. You can do a search for their biologist in whatever county you want.


That is what I would do, go the free route 1st.

You can always come back here, there is about 50,000 of us "biologist" grin
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#5644061 - 03/09/15 09:51 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: Russ79
Go to the TP&W website. You can do a search for their biologist in whatever county you want.


That is what I would do, go the free route 1st.

You can always come back here, there is about 50,000 of us "biologist"
Isn't that the truth? When in doubt, listen to our resident THF biologist, Obie juan Kenobi, AKA stxranchman.


Edited by Erathkid (03/09/15 09:53 PM)
Edit Reason: Bein' a jellyroll
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#5644883 - 03/10/15 11:53 AM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
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Originally Posted By: Temple
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
If you want to raise good quality WT then stay away from exotics. You can do both together okay but you will not have the quality of WT that you will have managing WT only.


This seems to be what a lot of people are saying. thanks for the input!!


Conventional wisdom based on incomplete/incorrect data sets/interpretations got us "once a spike always a spike" too. You can raise huge white tails and exotics side by side all day long. It's a function of how well you take care of them.

Remember, the biggest white tails in the world grow in postage stamp pastures.

The only thing you really need to watch is the animals that might gore your WT at feeders.
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#5644896 - 03/10/15 12:05 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: therancher]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

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Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: Temple
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
If you want to raise good quality WT then stay away from exotics. You can do both together okay but you will not have the quality of WT that you will have managing WT only.


This seems to be what a lot of people are saying. thanks for the input!!


Conventional wisdom based on incomplete/incorrect data sets/interpretations got us "once a spike always a spike" too. You can raise huge white tails and exotics side by side all day long. It's a function of how well you take care of them.

Remember, the biggest white tails in the world grow in postage stamp pastures.

The only thing you really need to watch is the animals that might gore your WT at feeders.

Sure you can if you have enough feeders and deep enough pockets to be able to feed exotics free choice year round. Been there and done that.
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#5651012 - 03/14/15 10:25 AM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 184
Loc: Dallas
Spring Creek Outdoors Macy Ledbetter
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P.O. Box 773, San Saba, TX, 76877

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#5651060 - 03/14/15 11:16 AM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
Nate C. Offline
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Any relation to Marcel Ledbetter?
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#5651526 - 03/14/15 08:09 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
Lonnie Paul Walker Jr. Offline
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Registered: 07/29/10
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Loc: Santo, TX
Make sure you check references. Most biologists I run accross now days are good at quoting out of books, but when it comes to practical ranch solutions they miss the ball. Common sence goes a long way. Good luck to you.
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#5651554 - 03/14/15 08:40 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: therancher]
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Registered: 04/18/10
Posts: 154
Loc: Cushing,Tx,
Originally Posted By: therancher
Originally Posted By: Temple
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
If you want to raise good quality WT then stay away from exotics. You can do both together okay but you will not have the quality of WT that you will have managing WT only.


This seems to be what a lot of people are saying. thanks for the input!!


Conventional wisdom based on incomplete/incorrect data sets/interpretations got us "once a spike always a spike" too. You can raise huge white tails and exotics side by side all day long. It's a function of how well you take care of them.

Remember, the biggest white tails in the world grow in postage stamp pastures.

The only thing you really need to watch is the animals that might gore your WT at feeders.


Which exotics are guilty of goring other animals at a feeder?

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#5651681 - 03/14/15 09:58 PM Re: Wildlife Biologist [Re: Temple]
Temple Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/15/12
Posts: 388
Loc: Nixa, Missouri
Thanks for all the feedback, please keep it coming.

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