Chamberlain is kind of cool.A few good bars.Ive kicked around there a little. I think there may be geese to hunt, and turkey.
The OPs screen name is birdhunter6, I’m sure he has an idea what’s in store for him. I think you may be preaching on the wrong forum.A word to folks moving to the country:
Don‘t move to an agricultural area and then expect agriculture to change in some way.
There will be dust, there will be smells, there will be noise at anytime day or night, there will be big, slow vehicles on the roads, there might be chemical drift. The last shouldn’t happen but it can, no matter how careful a producer is.
I hope you find a pleasant place to call home.
If you relocate I’d hire you to help me rejuvenate my ground which has morphed from good grass to less than good grass…thx for your bio! Impressive.Oh boy, now I feel compelled to respond. Just couldn't pass this one up.
I have stated my aspirations to move to south dakota. Alittle bio about me. I live south of the Mason-Dixon line in the land of Illinazi (Illinois). That being said I live nearly 400 miles south of Chitcago. About 45 miles from Paducah, KY. We grow corn, soybeans, milo, wheat, alfalfa and in the hill country peaches, apples, grapes, tomatoes and other small vegetables. No I don't live in some blue city.
I have planted/supervised nearly 6,000 acres of praire grass (bluestem, Indian grass, switch grass, forbs, introduced cool season grasses such as (timothy, alfalfa, red top and clovers) and small grain food plots from a Ford 6610 and JD 5410, JD 4020 hardtops pulling a great plains 705nt or Truax flex 88 no till drills. Also have sat on a tree planter and put bare root trees/shrubs in the furrow hairy end down.
In the past, I held a pesticide applicators license while spraying roundup, plateau, treflon, 2.4.d, fusilade and a host of other herbicides from open cab tractors and Polaris ranger.
In addition I held a prescribed burn supervisors permit. Meaning i was responsible for controlled burns on state wildlife mgmt areas as well as on some private lands.
I have been chased out of waterfowl banding traps during the summer months by cottonmouths, aka water moccasins while banding wood ducks.
While training my setters on August 1, 2010 I was bitten by a copperhead at sunset. Next day in the hospital, ugh, not fun.
Raised by depression Era parents, I miss em every day. Dad didn't take no bs from me in my testosterone youth..lol. dad being a former MP in the 10th Mountain Division was a no nonsense upbringing.
I am a retired wildlife biologist, so Mcfarmer I think I'm very familiar with rural life.
End of rant!