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Offline H.O.D.

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Re: Deer Food Plots
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2016, 08:33:11 pm »
  Good looking food plots by everyone. I understand the purpose of a sub soil plow but wasn't sure if it was worth the time and trouble considering how long it would take to do several acres with a single shank. Any thoughts. Also have been wanting to fert red oaks but according to every source of info I can find fert them doesn't produce any results. I was thinking of drilling holes around the drip lines and pouring in say triple ten.Hard to believe doing this just before green tips in the spring wouldn't give any tree a boost. Most all my oak  has the crown cleared on all sides..dont know what more could be done. Got some deer still digging for turnips and feeding on tops  from cutting firewood.

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Re: Deer Food Plots
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2016, 09:01:48 pm »
I only have ~3 acres of food plots, so the single shank does OK, plus that is all that my old tractor would pull anyway.  After subsoiling I only have to make one pass with the disk, but without, I would have to make 3-4 passes to break it up.

Fertilizing Oak trees is not so bad.  In the Spring, take your peavey and punch holes at the drip line about every 2-3 feet and I fill them with 13-13-13.  It makes much difference with the acorn yield.
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Re: Deer Food Plots
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2016, 09:16:35 pm »
 Thank you very much for the info and help..I will use both of your ideas this spring. You have a great parcel of land to play on.

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Re: Deer Food Plots
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2017, 06:09:31 am »
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Re: Deer Food Plots
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2017, 10:29:36 am »
what are you planting...must be a summer food source which is great. Most of us go too heavy on fall food which is understandable. I got a bag of four  soybean blend..hope to get started about JUne 1st.

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Re: Deer Food Plots
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2017, 02:45:38 pm »
Have you started doing any prep work for this years food plot?

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Re: Deer Food Plots
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2017, 10:24:28 pm »
Not yet, but in June.
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