CT State Land Wood

lostDuck Posted By lostDuck, Nov 4, 2013 at 2:13 PM

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  1. lostDuck

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  2. BillLion

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    Pretty cool; I didn't know about this.

    Not for me because I don't have the equipment, time or know-how to fell and clear the trees. Not to mention there are too many opportunities to get free wood around here! That said, I'm sure this is a great deal for the right people.
     
  3. Bad Wolf

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    I tried for several years to get a permit, finally got one in 2011. IMHO it wasn't worth the effort. The trees that they marked out were mostly beach and ash with only a few oaks. Most were only 8-12". They only let you cut at the end of the season and I found that with all the handling it was more trouble than it was worth. I do at least as well watching Craigs List.
     
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    Good input... I figured as much. Never expect the state of CT to do us a favor.
     
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    In MI, they only let you cut stuff that is already down. For sure that next to the trails get picked up fast. Can't haul any out even with atv.


    But $30 for a cord and you still have to put it up sounds like an expensive proposition.
     
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  6. fullofbaloney

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    I cut in Meshomasic a few years ago after the state had logged a section. They dragged the tops next to the road and I cut and loaded 3 or 4 cords - very easy. Each section is assigned so in theory, no one else should be taking your wood. My recollection was that it was free.
     
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  7. mustash29

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    I first moved up here in late 95. There was a guy I worked with who did this several years in a row. He and his neighbor both put in for it and in the event one of them did not win they split the takings. Granted this was a while ago, there were probably fewer applicants, and the quotas were different but the price rings a bell. I remember him saying they routinely got 6.5 - 7.5 cord per year out of the deal when they were supposedly 5 cord lots. He lived just off 395 @ exit 86 and was litterally cutting < 5 minutes away from his house. He used to invite guys from work over to help and then throw a huge cookout party.
     
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    Hey, welcome to the forum fullofbaloney. With a name like that, you'll fit right in.
     
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