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Why We Burn in Late Summer

Things got hot recently in southwest Missouri. Not only were the temperatures sky high but so was our excitement level when we implemented a growing season fire. Yes, that’s right! Even when it was hot and dry we used fire. During this podcast, you’re going to hear why this isn’t such a crazy idea and how it should be utilized on your property.
Growing season fires have different outcomes than dormant season fires. Growing season fires tend to set back woody vegetations and encourage forb growth. There are smaller burn units on the property that have a larger focus on quail and brood-rearing habitat for wild turkeys. In particular, these five acres that we burned is situated between roosting locations and food plots. Making it the perfect candidate for a growing season fire. In this podcast, you are going to hear how this prescribed fire was implemented and why the dry conditions mimicked nature allowing us to improve the habitat for game species.
Give this podcast a listen with open ears and you’ll find that prescribed fire during the growing season is important to implement when managing for species like whitetail deer, wild turkey, and bobwhite quail. Thanks for listening! Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand

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