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#5880111 - 08/15/15 05:23 PM Clearcut Land
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Registered: 08/10/12
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Loc: East Texas
I just got access to deer hunt 150 acres of freshly clearcut land. Any pointers or tips on how to approach hunting a clearcut. There is a heavy deer population as well in this area. The land has not been hunted since the 80's and im not too familiar with hunting clearcuts. Thanks guys!
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#5880131 - 08/15/15 05:42 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Feeder about 50yds from the tree line with the stand 100-200 yds from the feeder facing the tree line....start throwing corn.... up
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#5880136 - 08/15/15 05:45 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Ask to create turkey tracks or long, narrow food plots along the SMZs.

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#5880148 - 08/15/15 05:58 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Did they leave the tops and limbs (mulched is ok)? In a pine tree, 95% of the nutrients that were scavenged by the tree are in the tops and small limbs, if they left them, you should have good nutrients for up to 5 years. The next question is did they treat with herbicides? If the didn't there will be plenty of food. If there's lots of food, keeping in mind the wind, try to set your stand where you can watch existing trails from their bedding area, then enhance it with your feeder. If the clearcut was treated with herbicide the feeder itself will be an attractant.
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#5880271 - 08/15/15 07:38 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Clear cut edges can be a gold mine. I'd place at least 2 stands, one in a southern corner and one in a northern corner and hunt the wind.
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#5880351 - 08/15/15 08:31 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Here's how I set up on new clear cut...





Made a push across a creek and thinned brush for a short stretch to be able to see all traffic walking along the creek. Made sure to get the feeder & plot on the other side of the creek so I can get into this stand without spooking anything, even if they're out on the plot.






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#5880376 - 08/15/15 08:45 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Not sure about the herbicides. There are still small trees everywhere. I'm going out Monday to get a good look and will post some pictures for yalls advice. Thanks guys! Stay tuned!
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#5880388 - 08/15/15 08:54 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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With 150 acres clearcut there should be several log sets. Try to clean them up and plant them.

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#5880901 - 08/16/15 10:37 AM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: cos]
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Originally Posted By: cos
With 150 acres clearcut there should be several log sets. Try to clean them up and plant them.

Do you mean log landings? Where the accumulate the logs for loading on trucks.
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#5880935 - 08/16/15 11:03 AM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Those are what's referred to as log sets.

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#5880952 - 08/16/15 11:15 AM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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In MN and NC they're referred to as landings.
Landing is in the glossary of logging terms sets isn't.
http://pacificforestfoundation.org/glossary.html#S


Edited by nsmike (08/16/15 11:21 AM)
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#5881654 - 08/16/15 08:09 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: nsmike]
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NSMike...you are on Texas Hunting Forum...when in Rome blah blah blah...In Texas they are known as a "set" because that is where the loggers "set" the logs. I don't know any loggers that are "landing" logs. "Texas English" is sometimes very literal. Just funnin ya!!

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#5881667 - 08/16/15 08:13 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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Might be where they land after rolling down the hill. Never heard them called landings. Heard sets and stacks all my life in a sawmill town.

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#5881683 - 08/16/15 08:23 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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I'm pretty familar with the lumber industry, in MN and NC, between my family and my wife's, never heard the term. Better to ask than assume.
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#5882857 - 08/17/15 03:24 PM Re: Clearcut Land [Re: Deputy T]
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I could come up with only two good spots. The first set up pictures will be at the back of the property where the woods continue on. This is were I found one of the log landings. The first picture will be looking towards where the food plot will go. The second will be looking from where I will place my stand. Approximately 150 yards.

Looking towards future food plot at wood line..


Future food plot.


Looking towards stand.


Second location on other side of property. This runs along a creek as well. I saw a lot of tracks crossing where the feeder will go. 150+ yards between stand and feeder

Looking at feeder location


Looking towards stand location


A pennie for your thoughts gentlemen.
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