A little further down the road from Paradise

Howboutthemdawgs

5 year old buck +
…or maybe closer, that remains to be seen. I previously started and later closed a land tour of my previous farm called Down the Road from Paradise due to the proximity to the Paradise coal plant in kentucky. I sold that property in June and simultaneously closed on this one. Ironically it’s about 10 minutes from my old property. I liked my old property but the living arrangements weren’t suitable for spending much time in due to being of the grid and definitely weren’t much for my wife and little girl. The new place is a little bigger but has a nice metal cabin that was just built last year. My wife and girl have already stayed 4 weekends since June, my parents have stayed there and my in laws so it’s already been worth the move regardless of the hunting.

The property has 60 acres tillable and the balance is timber with the bulk of that having been select cut maybe 4 years ago. Of course they high graded most of it but there is still some quality mast producers and honestly the succession is much more suitable for holding deer now than had it not been cut. Another thing I liked was it had a new 2.5 acre pond. Just stocked last spring. I’ve gotten into managing that so I’m excited about the possibilities there.

Having closed in June, and being hot and me having a severe aversion to heat I haven’t done much towards getting ready for deer season. And honestly I may not do a ton this year. May lay low and see how the property lays, just being low impact on the perimeters. As I’ve stated in previous thread, I have an outfitter behind me. They suck to put it bluntly. Basically 8 point minimum. 2 other neighbors seem fine but may not pass on a nice 3 year old and one neighbor is great. Definitely on the same page.

I’ll update as I go and hopefully I have some cool things to show. 762B6C35-A251-469B-A332-008280457B0C.jpeg6478B185-2944-4F90-BEA0-BA04CF4E942B.jpeg
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Kdog

5 year old buck +
You definitely made the right move! Great looking place!
 

buckdeer1

5 year old buck +
Nice place,how much total ground?Do you rent out the 65 acres for crops or all food plot?
 

Howboutthemdawgs

5 year old buck +
Nice place,how much total ground?Do you rent out the 65 acres for crops or all food plot?
It’s 306 total. I do rent it. Im going to rearrange a few things so it’s more what I want. This year im leaving 3.5 acres standing. Im going to see if I he interested in putting 9 acres in alfalfa this spring or possibly running beans again next year. I really don’t care for corn a whole lot
 

buckdeer1

5 year old buck +
Sounds reasonable,doesn't sound like you are lacking on food or cover,what about doing front field corn to screen back part of field
 

Howboutthemdawgs

5 year old buck +
Sounds reasonable,doesn't sound like you are lacking on food or cover,what about doing front field corn to screen back part of field
Yeah that’s a possibility too. The 9 acres I want to do In alfalfa or keep in beans is in the back so it would be completely screened if the balance was in corn.
 

b116757

5 year old buck +
Alfalfa is a ton of work if your baling it every 3-4 weeks if your just mowing it off it wouldn’t be as bad. I’d probably just let the farmer rotate the crop on it with the rest.
 
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