Tuesday, October 21, 2014
As a landowner you are lucky/unlucky if you have transmission power lines on your property; they are there and you have to make the best of them. We use them as wildlife openings that can be managed to benefit wildlife. We plant summer and winter food plots here. We also help the power company by keeping the right-of-ways open for access by plowing or bush hogging. This year (in the foreground) we bush hogged strips on part of the opening to allow for quail to come out and feed and then have access back into cover. While I was working here I saw a hen quail and some of her young that was about 3/4 grown.
Part of the right-of-way openings were bush hogged completely for winter food plots such as the part you see here and on top of the hill. Turkeys will use these openings to catch insects and the deer will come in to eat the tender shoots after bush hogging. There is a strip of chufa planted just past the tower that will be enjoyed by the turkeys this winter.