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Power lines often provide a great opportunity in the big woods to plant larger destination plots. Rarely will you create all those openings in a year. As you lay out a strategy, consider how each plot will benefit you and the herd. Take on a couple of smaller projects before trying to clear and plant a large isolated destination plot. Ultimately, be smart about how you clear things out. Timber has a value, and although it’s always changing, it’s important to keep an eye on timber prices, as a cutting might cover your costs for improvements. Additionally, understand the effect you will have on your property during those times. You likely don’t want heavy machinery and disturbance the month before the season. If possible, try to schedule work at the close of the season, before spring rains. That might let you get

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