EDGEFIELD, S.C. -(Ammoland.com)- Work to improve habitat for a variety of wildlife will now be conducted year-round across Colorado thanks to a unique new public-private partnership between Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the Colorado State Land Board and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
The three organizations have joined forces to buy a “hydro ax” that resembles a large farm threshing machine.
But, instead of removing seed from husks, the hydro ax pulverizes large bushes and trees, such as junipers and piñon pine that grow like weeds and encroach on grasslands and other wildlife habitat.
The hydro ax agreement was announced in June with a demonstration at the Chancellor Ranch east of Trinidad in the canyonlands of Las Animas and Baca counties.
Large junipers were devoured in minutes by the hydro ax – its large, spinning teeth chewed up branches and spit out big splinters of wood. With a single operator in an air-conditioned cab, the hydro ax did in a few hours work that typically would require several days by a crew working in the field with chainsaws and mulching machines.
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