How to Tune a Chainsaw Carburetor in Less Than 5 Minutes [2022]

This article was updated on April 28, 2022 In a recent blog I referenced the Game of Logging courses I attended and described all the new things I learned about safe and efficient use of a chainsaw. One such item was chainsaw maintenance, and one part of that was the carburetor test. I’ve run chainsaws …

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Deer Diet Breakdown: What Do Deer Eat?

White-tailed deer are absolute plant-eating machines, but understanding what foods they prefer to eat will vastly improve your knowledge and effectiveness in both managing and hunting them. A deer needs to consume about 6% to 8% of its body weight daily, from spring through fall, in green foliage and browse, to stay healthy. That’s a …

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Burn Outside the Box: Try Prescribed Fire at a New Time of Year

What do wildfires and prescribed fires have in common? Not much. Most fires we hear about in the media consume thousands of acres of forest at a time, threaten communities, and take weeks or months to extinguish. Wildfires differ drastically from fires we prescribe to meet specific land management objectives.  One of the many ways …

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Fresh Tips on Using Fire for Better Deer Habitat

This is not the same old advice you’ve heard before about prescribed fire. These simple tips will increase your hunting and habitat management success. I continue to maintain that fire is the single best management tool to enhance deer habitat in most areas of the country. Fire is commonly recommended to set back succession in …

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Know Your Deer Trees: Ozark Chinquapin

Once thought to be extirpated from its range, the Ozark chinquapin (Castanea ozarkensis) is a drought tolerant hardwood tree that reaches up to 65 feet tall and 2-3 feet in diameter.  Ozark chinquapins bloom in late May to early June and the thumbnail-sized seeds drop every year from September to the end of October. These …

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