texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
STZ86, Martin Ranch Management, mkbrunson, Fatpad00, OkieTrav
70547 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,640
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 64,102
stxranchman 60,240
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
BMD 41,241
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics615,789
Posts11,407,447
Members85,547
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Fire for wildlife management? #2798915 12/01/11 02:06 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 523
B
bowmadness26 Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 523
I'm sittin here watching my huntin shows like usual and on e of the shows I'm watching the guy says that fire is the best for management? I thought its kinda crazy. What do yall think?



~TEAMDBGE~
Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: bowmadness26] #2798927 12/01/11 02:09 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,099
dgilbert Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 19,099
It is, but not any time soon.


Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: dgilbert] #2798939 12/01/11 02:11 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 523
B
bowmadness26 Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 523
How though? And I know that's right. We need rain like a junkie needs a needle



~TEAMDBGE~
Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: bowmadness26] #2799144 12/01/11 03:05 AM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 60
M
mehall1087 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
M
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 60
The fire speeds of the recycling of nutrients into the soil. the new succulent growth that occurs after a fire is very nutritious for the deer. Erosion is typically a big concern after a big fire.


Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: mehall1087] #2799231 12/01/11 03:27 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 523
B
bowmadness26 Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 523
Oh gotcha well that makes since



~TEAMDBGE~
Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: bowmadness26] #2799244 12/01/11 03:30 AM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,296
J
JDShellnut Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
J
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,296
TPWD burns the state parks up here in sections every couple years. Doesn't take long after a rain for stuff to start greening up.


Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: bowmadness26] #2799286 12/01/11 03:41 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 20,341
C
Curly Offline
Overrated
Offline
Overrated
C
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 20,341
Only good for management if the fires are in 13" wide patches. popcorn


Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: Curly] #2799690 12/01/11 06:05 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 501
B
bhtkevin Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
B
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 501
Curly, you are like an annoying dog that barks in the back yard all day. Bark Bark Bark. Wish I could spray you down with a water hose. At least AR lovers don't piss and cry in every post even when the topic isn't about AR.



Bowmadness26,

Here is a good link. If you do some searching on TPWD site you can find some great reads that get in more detail.

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/landwater/land/habitats/cross_timbers/habitat_management/


Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: bowmadness26] #2799835 12/01/11 11:57 AM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,923
D
Dave Davidson Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 6,923
I'm not an expert on this(or anything else) but have observed some fires and their outcomes.

About 25 years ago a fire went through my place in the winter accompanied by 50 to 60 mph winds. This is Montague County where we are all oaks and cedar. Everything looked terrible. It burnt many years of accumulations of dead leaves, dead wood on the ground and low hanging branches. In the Spring everything returned to normal and it was beautiful. I only lost a couple of mature oaks. It put a lot of nutrients into the ground. I probably lost some small animals and all of the plentiful ticks.

Two years ago Montague County had huge summertime fires that were also accompanied by high wind. They killed everything including the trees.

It is my assumption that the fires are beneficial when the sap is down but deadly when the sap is up in the summer.

I could use a controlled burn but there is no way I'm going to even try it. Unless everything is wet I don't even like to burn brush piles.



Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Fire for wildlife management? [Re: Dave Davidson] #2800378 12/01/11 03:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,085
D
Don Dial Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
D
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,085
We've used fire for yrs..to control underbrush, weeds, ect..also
it clears a lot of old dead material out so new growth can occur.
It may save you a wildfire also..Finally got the Doc we hunt with
in So. Texas to try and burn several yrs. ago, when it was wetter
and we had a lot of undergrowth, but he waited too late and we
couldn't get much done..However, where it burned had all new green sprouts in less than 20 days...Look at the side of the
Hwys' where folks have thrown out their smokes..see how quickly
they green up...DD


Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3