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Author Topic: Getting my Food Plots ready.  (Read 922 times)

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Getting my Food Plots ready.
« on: August 26, 2013, 05:42:32 pm »
My son and I hunt a power line on a 100 acre Hardwood mix.
I planted the food plot this morning using a mix of Deer goodies. I also planted a good bed of Wheat. This is the first year DNR has lifted the
"bait using Corn" law in the upstate of S.C.
I'll be adding corn on the cob as soon as its ready to pick. We've had so much rain, the corn stalks are still too green to run the picker through.
 

  

 

The Buzzard perched on the tower have been roosting on the same tower for over 20 years.
 

  

 



I'm thinking......

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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 06:02:05 pm »
It will grow for this hunting season?
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 06:08:46 pm »
It will grow for this hunting season?

Oh yeah. The greens will be coming up in about a week. By October, the field will be green and tender.
Deer actually love this stuff when it first starts to come up.
I'm thinking......

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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 06:13:54 pm »
 I'de of had to plant that in may to get it to grow enough to be used as a food plot here...    ::)  Ya got quite a short period of growth... no wonder your tomatoes are the size of our water melons.....   ;D
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 09:04:33 pm »
I can tell that's not on my land. No rocks!!!!!I have thought about planting some turnips, and carrots,beets,but never have yet.Just on a small scale. Just a few small areas.One year I was slack getting the carrots and beets out of the garden. The deer found them. Looked odd to see the snow purple and orange.
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 09:18:40 pm »
Looking good.  It is getting to be that time of the year.  Last year was so dry that I did not waste any seed. 
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 09:39:28 pm »
I will assume that this lil plot is on or near a crossing? otherwise it looks really good!  any browse is better than nothing,  david
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 06:48:32 pm »

Hunting over bate will save all the walking.

And you can use the tractor to bring the thing home too
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 08:47:28 pm »
I have mine ready for months. We started out calling it a garden. >:( The name finally got changed to deer food plot after We planted 3 1/2 pounds of beans and never got the first one. I will be harvesting my garden. :rifle:
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 09:29:26 pm »
I was going to put in some rye at a couple spots but time got away.  I'll bush hog them them again to get some green up on the brome and quack grass.  It's the piles of ear corn, sugar beets, apples and carrots that draw the deer in anyway  ;) ;D
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2013, 05:49:20 pm »
Deer love those soybean sprouts and tender seedlings that come up after rainy spells in harvested fields. They sometimes are seen in the evenings racing out to areas of the fields where  the newly sprouted beans are thickest. Then, some old does will try to run off younger deer competing for the beans.

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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2013, 06:27:21 pm »
Puzzles me, as we have lots of acres of beans around here, and I've yet to see deer in them.

Just coincidence, or maybe the deer need to develop a taste for soybeans? 
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2013, 08:41:39 pm »
That is strange. The deer eat our soybeans from planting in the spring until frost or freeze in the fall. I think I saw where deer biologists are doing a two-year study in Mississippi relating to deer damage from grazing soybeans. The deer can thin out a field if location is next to a small woods. We've had around 25 deer, not counting fawns in a 40 acre field every evening, more when the river is flooding. Also, I have some fields adjacent to USDA Wetlands, deer everywhere in the soybean fields.

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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2013, 12:09:51 am »
Went hunting to-nite in my food plots aka my corn fields, no luck as it started to rain and hail just as the deer showed up. I like to plant radishes, turnips, rye, soybeans,and sunflowers, maybe pumpkin and melons if its early enough. It was to dry though ,this year so nothing got planted. Did get a few acres of cover crops in just 2days before we got some rain, so maybe that will work as it's emerged already!
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Re: Getting my Food Plots ready.
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2013, 08:41:20 am »
My plots will get bushhogged, raked, disked and planted by the end of September.  Hopefully, we will not have the army worm problem that sometime pops up if we plant too early.
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2013, 09:29:58 am »
I have used two different varieties of soy beans for deer, Maverick and Laredo, they clearly preferred the Laredo over the Maverick,  we plant around memorial day. A good mix I found to be red or white clover mixed with the beans,  david
only have a few chain saws I'm not suppose to use, but will at times, one dog Dolly, pretty good dog, just not sure what for yet,  working on getting the gardening back in order, and kinda thinking on maybe a small bbq bizz,  thinking about it,