Took my 9 year old out with me 2 weeks ago and we started prepping the land for deer hunting. They are out there and have a ton of pictures on the game camera. We spent 2 days clearing out the old logging path and cutting shooting lanes. Pilled up a ton of small and medium trees into piles. Should be great for the rabbits. Wanting to get into falconry has me thinking about improving the small game as well.
I know we have deer, turkeys, rabbits, raccoons, possums, and squirrels. The quail and pheasants from years past are mostly gone. Locals say its the boom in raccoon and coyote population boom.
The main wooded land is 30 acres with a lower and middle springs that bubbles up. Been taking out as many of the yotes as I can. Have a few feeders up, but with all the hardwoods and acorns, no real need to put out feed. Love seeing the rabbits coming in on the camera at night.
Think I will make a few nice brush piles close to the feeders since they brig a few in. See mice nests of and on through the property.
Was looking at introducing some pheasants or quail. Will have to pull a few of the rabbit pics later. Dont have them on this device. Oh, the hawks loooovvvvee the rabbit in distress call when I am after the coyotes. They come in and had one go after the shaking rabbit decoy. A few deer picks for now
Post by Falcon Boy on Aug 28, 2014 18:31:01 GMT -5
Realistically its probably not worth introducing quail/pheasant for falconry purposes. a) I haven't really heard of anyone successfully doing it (to the point where they establish a population). B) a redtail isn't really going to take either one consistently. The bunnies and squirrels will be your best bet!
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