WHITETAIL RENDEZVOUS PODCAST Grandpa Ray Land Management Part 3 “?? John O”?”??Brion
“John, welcome back to the show and let”?”??s talk about the Land Management plan and how it affects deer hunting from Grandpa Ray Outdoors.
John: Yeah. If I have somebody where I”?”??m actually stepping on property, hopefully, they”?”??ve had soil samples taken ahead of time. But if they haven”?”??t, that”?”??s one thing that we”?”??ve done at times is I”?”??ve helped people take soil samples as we”?”??re walking around touring the property. Because without a soil sample, I”?”??m just guessing, we”?”??re rolling the dice. It”?”??s hard to formulate a solid plan. So that”?”??s essential.
When I”?”??m on a property, we”?”??ll walk around, and if there”?”??s existing plots, everybody has probably got a name for each plot. And if they don”?”??t, we”?”??ll help create a name. Or I guess in some cases people are like, “??I don”?”??t care. Let”?”??s call it plot one, two, three, five, eight, whatever. So again, what we”?”??ll do then is I”?”??ll have a plan that we”?”??ll put on hardcopy, and it”?”??ll have the name of each plot, the acres of each plot. It”?”??ll have what seed mix that we”?”??re gonna recommend, when to plant that seed mix, how much of that seed mix to plant, what fertilizer to use for that seed mix, how much of that fertilizer to use and when. And then again we also have some other little notes on there saying, you know, if it”?”??s a perennial mix, clip every 30 to 45 days. Maybe if a guy has got certain weed issues, I”?”??ll give a recommendation saying, “??Hey, you know, use in May 10 ounces of clethodim, mix with 9-4-9 plant foods.
And again, when I do a plan, it”?”??d be for the existing, the current year, but then we also, when we”?”??re walking around on these properties, we”?”??ll also bring up as part of the plan that, “??Hey, the following year, we”?”??ll have another plan. What we”?”??re planning this year is setting ourselves up for us doing something the following year on that bit of land.”?? So, you know, that”?”??s one thing that we do discuss.”