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Check out what the IA farm bureau suggests to manage deer population
Posted: 19 December 2014 05:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 31 ]
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Lol Knox. And matt, trust me, it bothers me too. And I agree with you that it is not needed and it was actually cancelled last year as that farm bill is no longer in effect. They are coming out with a new farm bill, but it is not guaranteed money like it was in the past. THe new farm bill is based on grain prices. I think it’s the government just stepping in to make sure that if grain prices fall below a profitable level, that we wont have a disaster like many areas did in the 80’s. With todays input costs and rent costs, prices going much lower can certainly fall below a profitable level on average yield year. Even when those payments were coming in, trust me, we werent heading to disney world with it, it helped with the ungodly rising prices of machinery, the unholy rising prices of rent ground, and last but not least, it was used to be able to cash rent some of the ground that was in crp, in turn, lowering the amount of crp ground that the govt. is paying out for. The large part of our farm that is in crp is because of the erosion issues that would occur if it were farmed. Even if no tilling, you still have significant erosion issues over it being in crp. That is why the govt has that program because if we werent getting paid for that ground being in crp, we would be trying to farm it and causing erosion issues all over the place. I do think that the crp budget was spent in the wrong way when you see some of these 100 acre flat fields that are in crp. No need for that.
Now getting to the welfare that really gets under my skin, thats the welfare we see sitting on the porches and strolling down the sidewalks and sitting in the emergency room becuz they have a runny nose. Everybody thinks that farmers get away without paying any taxes because of tax breaks but I can assure you that is not true. And if they are paying nothing, then they better hope they have one sneaky cpa. I pay my share of taxes every year and hate to see it wasted just like you do. Not arguing with anybody, just stating my opinion on the welfare issue smile

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Posted: 19 December 2014 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 32 ]
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Clintoncounty don’t suck anymore. smile . Is your erosion problem from hilly ground?. The farm next to me is hilly and they have long thin grass strips that( I think you call it terrace) down in half circles. Plus these farmers farm like 6 or 7 thousand acres and they also have a field tile business. All brothers.

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Posted: 19 December 2014 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 33 ]
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Yep Hilly ground, Not big enough to mess with tiling it and creating terraces. We just have parts of our fields that are in crp. We also leave twenty foot strips around the edges of some fields, if necessary, and we leave them to catch any runoff at the end of the field. Between renting and owning we are at 5300 acres. Around 800 of it is enrolled in crp, but it is pieces that need to be in crp for one reason or another, not these big 100 acre fields that you see in crp and wonder “Why the hell would that be in crp?” lol

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Posted: 19 December 2014 05:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 34 ]
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Dang! that is a lot of ground!. How do you have time to do anything?. I know the guys next to me are busy all the time I seen them putting in anhydrous this morning. I would love to go to work for them . Still have my CDL but don’t think my neck could handle it any more. So it’s office work for me . sucks!.

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Posted: 19 December 2014 06:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 35 ]
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We have 5 pretty reliable guys that work for us and another guy that shares some of the ground with me so 7 total. It is time consuming, and with the price of machinery at the moment it is probably all I will want to take on for the rest of my career. Family life suffers during harvest and planting seasons, which with our wet spring and fall, was over half of the whole year. Hell we just got done with harvest last week. Not to mention the lack of deer hunting time. So it’s office time for me now too, struggling to get everything lined up and organized before the end of the tax year. Hence why I’m sitting here on the internet procrastinating even worse. lol. Then it’s time to get the bins cleaned out in the freezing cold!! Neighboring farmer got hit with the portables yesterday and got $1825 in fines, so I have that to look forward too. lol

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Posted: 19 December 2014 06:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 36 ]
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I think Blago…signed a bill in 2004 that allows special permits during harvest season for I think up to 10% to 20% over the max limit. with 3 or 4 axles its 20% over or 5 axle 10 % over max load. I would hate to pay for that permit . Bet it’s not cheap.

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Posted: 19 December 2014 08:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 37 ]
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Man, it seems like everyone on this site is paranoid of trespassers for some reason. I personally know several people who do nothing but talk about trespassing but guarantee you, they rarely if ever get trespassed on.  Every place you hunt the neighbors have these imaginary people who are trespassing but I never see it next door. Never see any cars over there or any people around and we don’t ever get trespassed on, but they go on and on and on. We had one neighbor that constantly talked about it. They were the same ones running around our property with rifles chasing a black panther so there you go.

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Posted: 19 December 2014 09:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 38 ]
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Yellowstone-You should try hunting next to public land. You would understand trespassing problems. We find seat cushions, scent bottles, arrows, footprints, dead deer, and as I found the last time out a treestand. It is endless !

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Posted: 20 December 2014 08:49 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 39 ]
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Yellowstone- Also no cars around means nothing. One guy I caught was being dropped off at mid day and picked up after dark ! I have caught 6 guys in the last few years 2 shed hunters, 2 joy walkers during bow season and 2 bowhunters. We were to nice at first but not anymore. got 1 ticketed this year and 2 pending for trespass and theft ! The one I caught in my stand in November got upset with me cause I was being an asshole to him imagine that! Less than an hour later there he was driving down the road back to the property the chase was on ! yes I am paranoid !

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Posted: 20 December 2014 11:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 40 ]
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Drop offs are pretty common around here.  I’ve seen it on my way to work on some city property and while I was hunting in a draw in hunt several times with designated parking areas and no drop offs specified in the rules for that particular site.  I park in the designated areas and walk for 20 minutes and some lazy a$$ gets dropped off and ain’t even supposed to be there.  That’s just life I guess.

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Posted: 20 December 2014 12:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 41 ]
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My 4 stolen trail cameras, attempted break in of my hunting cabin, 40”  dumped console TV, numerous 4 wheeler tracks and the occasional guy I cut off just “mistakenly lost” coming down my lane would tend to disagree with the statement tress-passing doesn’t happen.

Off topic what are your guy opinions in burying 2x4"s embedded with 4-6” nails or screws to welcome enthusiastic 4 wheeler riders? You think that would be inviting more vandalism to my cabin? So far all I’ve done is fix the areas of barb wire that are down where they come through. But my neighbor 3 miles away gave me the idea for the nail 2x4.

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Posted: 20 December 2014 12:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 42 ]
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I declare this post OFFICIALLY HIJACKED, twice

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Posted: 20 December 2014 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 43 ]
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Hijacked for sure!! 

Red I think that would be effective but could also bring on retaliation by vandalism to your cabin.  Probably locals if they’re on ATVs.  Have you tried calling the CPO in your area?

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Posted: 20 December 2014 03:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 44 ]
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I’ll regress to one of the previously off topic….topics.

I think paying farmers subsidies (charity) is a fantastic idea.  What a novel thought to actually reward someone for WORKING!!!!  I’d much rather see someone who works their tail off….and is told by the government what they will be paid for their goods…..get “charity”.  Sure as hell beats the worthless trash getting checks every month just for sleeping on the couch and making regular appearances in the etchings.

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Posted: 20 December 2014 10:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 45 ]
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bw   I couldn’t agree more   Hit the nail on the head

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