Summit Treestands
EXTREME PROPERTY MAKEOVER
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
nutritionist 30-Jun-18
nutritionist 30-Jun-18
nutritionist 30-Jun-18
nutritionist 30-Jun-18
nutritionist 30-Jun-18
nutritionist 30-Jun-18
MK111 30-Jun-18
Kodiak 30-Jun-18
Huntcell 30-Jun-18
Wolverine 07-Jul-18
nutritionist 07-Jul-18
Missouribreaks 07-Jul-18
Crusader dad 07-Jul-18
nutritionist 12-Jul-18
nutritionist 12-Jul-18
nutritionist 12-Jul-18
drycreek 13-Jul-18
From: nutritionist
30-Jun-18

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We are in year 1 of the "extreme property makeover" in Sparta WI. There has been deer school already hosted there. I'll continue to post pictures on this site/post to help educate you all. It will be a multi-year project.

Who has been on the property so far? Jim Ward, weaving magic with hinge cutting. Art Helin, a close buddy and expert on T.S.I and habitat. Zack Haas, who i believe is the premier water quality educator in the wildlife industry. And myself.....

The property was basically set up previously with mainly corn-soybeans and alfalfa. We are putting in waterways, adding a 3rd rotation blend with deer and bird. We are using more screenings to help with getting into and out of deer stands. We are adding unique forbs, bulbs and other overlooked forages.

Stay tuned

From: nutritionist
30-Jun-18

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A grass waterway being installed

From: nutritionist
30-Jun-18

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Micro Plot cut out into a 5 acre field

From: nutritionist
30-Jun-18

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Deer and Bird on 1/3 of the field corn on 1/3 and soybeans on 1/3. Reestablishing a long term soil health rotation.

From: nutritionist
30-Jun-18

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Screening implementation to funnel deer and help get the client into his stands.

From: nutritionist
30-Jun-18

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Late Planting of deer and bird and four galore. The Deer and bird will block the neighbors and the driveway. The four galore will give nutrition that will be overseeded into winter bulbs come fall.

From: MK111
30-Jun-18
WOW that's impressive. Going to enlighten to follow this project.

From: Kodiak
30-Jun-18
Gorgeous country.

Nice work.

From: Huntcell
30-Jun-18
Total acreage? Was how many acres in crops, woods, water, misc (roads, trails),?

plan After renovation acres in crops for sale, unharvested (food plots), woods, water, misc, 1st year, 2nd year , long term target acreage for each catagory. Will there be area of small trial plots of different blends and tilage applications? Will there be onsite seasonal seminars or tours ?

Sounds like fantastic project!

From: Wolverine
07-Jul-18
What are you building? Hunting Heaven

From: nutritionist
07-Jul-18
For those who are not aware of what I do, I run a few ventures. One is a wildlife seed distribution company. I have 7 educational plots across the US and the extreme property makeover is a long term project. This farm was donated to me to use for teaching. We already had deer school 2018 on it. We already have had Jim Ward there to hinge cut. There is currently 2 ponds on the property. The property has extreme slope and moderate to high deer numbers.

The goal is to add more winter and summer bedding. We are going to reduce chemical usage. We are going to reduce soil erosion. We are turning large food plots into a 3 year rotation with smaller micro plots off the main plots.

The goal is to teach from step 1 in property improvement through the process.

I hope you all enjoy.

07-Jul-18
Very nice, thanks for sharing. Always nice to see hunters and recreationists giving back.

From: Crusader dad
07-Jul-18
Sparta is pretty close to where I hunt. Beautiful area. Nice work.

From: nutritionist
12-Jul-18

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More aerial pics before corn, beans and deer and bird took off.

From: nutritionist
12-Jul-18

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more

From: nutritionist
12-Jul-18

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another one

From: drycreek
13-Jul-18
I'll be following this......

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