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Location: Connecticut
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Terrain Terminology

Im confused about some terrain terminology so if some one could give me a setailed definition for the following terms i would be very grateful

Bluff
Knoll
Ridge
Knob
Gully
flat
bottoms
thats all i can think of for now Think -scott

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Location: Alabama
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Bluff- sharp drop like cliff
Knoll- small hill
Ridge- long elevated hill, almost like fingers from a mountain or hill
Knob- Same as Knoll
Gully- deep valley or hollow with steep hills
flat- wide or long flat area on hill side or mountain top
bottoms- wide or long flat area where the ridges "run out" or flaten off

Hope this helps!

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Location: Connecticut
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thanks that helps alot. I have one more wird and thats a bench. Thanks alot Thumbs up

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Location: Pennsylvania
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A bench is a flat area on a hillside. 1st bench down from the ridge is good for turkeys Thumbs up

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Location: Alabama
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Bingo Thumbs up Hunter's right on the money Yes

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Location: St. Louis County
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As long as we're discussing terrain terminology, could someone clarify the term CRP field. I know it has something to do with crop rotation, but is it a weed field left unplanted that particular year, or simply a crop field that may have beans one year, corn the next, etc....?

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Conservation Reserve Program.
Check out this link;
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/programs/crp/

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Location: Alabama
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In the sense you are referring to where a field is planted one year and not the next or one crop then another. Framers do the to reduce the "Drain and Strain" on the fields. If they were to plant the same crop year after year their production would eventually slow and then halt, because certain crops use different nutrients to crow. After a few years would deplete those nutrients needed. Therefore by rotating crops they can achieve a greater length of time before the fields must be serviced.

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I am reading a book right now on elk hunting and he keeps refering to "parks" anyone know what he means by that?

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Location: Pennsylvania
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That's where the kids play on the swings.
Actually I don't know.
How about a gulch and coolie?
My grandmother taught me what a coolie was but eye roll

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