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How do I draw birds in?

I'd love to bag more birds.  Pheasant, turkey, partridge, etc.

But my wooded property just doesn't seem to draw many in.

Is there a better (or easier) plan to draw more birds in than clearing an acre and planting corn? 

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habitat, it always begins and

habitat, it always begins and ends with habitat.

 

unless you are after grouse habitat you'll likely give up deer habitat to get it.

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ok

Right, but any idea how to modify that habitat to bring them in?

I really don't have a better idea than planting corn.  I think I'm going to round up all my old packages of garden sweet corn and just plant it in a clearing at the edge of the woods.  It won't produce much and what does grow will never make it to the table, but  with any luck it will attract some game.

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Standing corn, berry bushes,

Standing corn, berry bushes, grapes all good foods for drawing in some birds. Stop at your local Blue Seal feed store and talk to them. I'm sure they'll give you some great idea's on where to start. Thumbs up

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I gotta plant some corn

I gotta plant some corn in that field behind the house this spring.  I’ve been thinking about it for ten years – now it’s time to DO it!

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I agree Mike, lets get some

I agree Mike, lets get some Winter rye or other food also.:\\\\:D/  Fatten the deer up and give them a healthy start for the winter if they have another one like this one. Ever see any pheasants over that way? I know theres alot of partidge there.

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