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Burning #4148412 03/27/13 02:27 AM
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Anybody burn their hunting ground off, i have burnt off about a hundred acres around my favorite hunting spot, all woods and this is 2nd burn in 4 yrs and its really opening it up where you can see deer out in there where i use to couldn'nt see nothing. Finished today and i am allready looking forward to opening day.

Re: Burning [Re: cos] #4148419 03/27/13 02:28 AM
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If i burnt a hundred acres i wouldnt have any trees left. how big is your ranch?

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Right at 300 acres, all woods except where i have cleard for food plots and it was pretty thick till i burnt.

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The purpose of prescribed burning it not to burn all the trees up. It takes a hot fire to top kill a tree. If you are buring all your trees you are doing it wrong. Unless you only have small trees/shrubs.

Re: Burning [Re: AGaddy] #4149145 03/27/13 02:15 PM
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Not much burning around here. Too dry, too much wind and dirt doesn't burn very well.

Re: Burning [Re: don k] #4149220 03/27/13 02:33 PM
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Our place was thick with grass up to 6-6.5 foot tall and completely grown up with south texas brush and mesqite. When it burned a number of years ago it killed several of our bigger trees and most of the smaller ones had to start out from the ground up again. We are waiting till the brush gets well re-established before anymore fire.


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Re: Burning [Re: redchevy] #4149292 03/27/13 03:02 PM
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If you don't know what your doing you better not strike a match, you ALLWAYS backburn into the wind on day temps will not reach more than 60 degrees. I have lots of pretty timber and the draught has taken a few but i have never lost anything to fire that i did'nt want gone. Cleaning the forest floor of all the fuel will keep you from loosing your good stuff in case of a fire caused from lightning or some other accidential fire in hot weather. It also brings the deer in to feed on the fresh growth that does well with the potash from the burn.

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Yep starting a fire in my area has been a big no no for most of the last three years. Seems the last few years when we get a sprinkle they drop the burn ban for only 3 to 4 days. Funny part is I don't have enough grass to start a fire on my pastures with 5 gallons of gas. bang

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Burning here might not get stopped until the Red River if then and burning here will result in an arrest.


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Re: Burning [Re: BenBob] #4149645 03/27/13 05:34 PM
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To late in the season to burn here for beneficial forb growth for deer. Burning now would only create grass for cattle and hurt the new spring growth. It would clean up any slash and set brush back but still a little late in the year for that. Best times for us down south would be late Dec to first of Feb for deer benefit.


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Wind has been to unpredictable to burn now anyway... You need about 60degrees and a 7-10 mph Nwind

Re: Burning [Re: Navasot] #4149711 03/27/13 05:59 PM
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We did burns for years. Cows have eaten everything up. Not a whole lot left to burn. Yes, always back burn into the wind. Start your burn in the afternoon or evening too. I made the mistake of starting a burn one morning, then the wind picked up and the fire got away from me. Had to call the VFD. We made a healthy donation after that little escapade.


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Re: Burning [Re: Erathkid] #4149845 03/27/13 06:41 PM
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I have found out you need some wind to slow the backburn down and do a better job and i usually start mine in the afternoon on a day when top wind speed is around 10mph or so. This time of year is called a greenup burn when you are trying to do away with undesirable growth, the early burns are as soon as deer season end and that don't kill as much.

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