College student from LA visited the ranch with her father. City girl. Never been exposed to shooting/hunting/country lifestyle. Afraid of guns but slightly interested. Two hours later, she was grinning ear-to-ear and had a pistol on her Christmas list! A successful day!
Want big bucks? Work on natural food sources like oak trees that create good calories for freezing cold winter days like today! "Acorns are the most important wildlife food in the deciduous forests of North America, the ecological equivalent of manna from heaven" said Healy and McShea, experts in forestry mgmt. Acorns are a high-energy food source that stores well in the woods. As a result, acorns are a key food source that helps wildlife survive winter when food supplies are most limited. More than 90 wildlife species from songbirds and small rodents to deer and turkey use acorns.
We plant additional oak and pecan trees annually here. This is a long term project but being a good steward of your land dictates a long term perspective.