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Roosting Cover Management

Examine locations described, those well drained with southerly aspects and below a hill crest, when considering suitable sites for night roosting. If the cover is short, sparse and has little or no duff, preserve such areas as long as these conditions prevail. Burning or discing will enhance conditions for roosting. Whenever possible, allow crop stubble to remain throughout winter. Small grain stubble, particularly that invaded by some annual weeds or grass, can be especially attractive roosting cover during moderate weather. For roosting during inclement weather, cover requirements will be met within cover suitable for escape.