Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
faith, 8orbetter, Sim69z28, snakeproof, nlindelldc
63112 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 84466
stxranchman 52093
RWH24 44568
rifleman 44321
BOBO the Clown 43065
bill oxner 42887
BMD 40628
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35005
SnakeWrangler 31776
facebook
Forum Stats
63112 Members
46 Forums
443950 Topics
6116021 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#6240454 - 03/29/16 01:29 PM First Attempt at a Food Plot
ZMS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 73
Loc: Graford, TX
I created a small food plot this spring to see if I can get some deer coming in. I have a very low deer population and hope this helps draw them in. I want to also get away from loud spin feeders because I think the big, smart bucks stay away from them. I planted 1/3 Tyrone soybeans, 1/3 red ripper cowpeas, and 1/3 iron and clay cowpeas. The plot is just about 1/2 an acre but I didn't want to waste a bunch of money if this doesn't help. Now I just need some rain and a little luck.

Top
#6240463 - 03/29/16 01:39 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
ETXFIREMAN 1 Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/20/10
Posts: 3548
Loc: Canton, Tx
Looking good!!! Did you do a soil sample and fertilize or lime from the soil test?
_________________________
Originally Posted By: BMD
No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



Top
#6240709 - 03/29/16 05:18 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
SnakeWrangler Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/22/11
Posts: 31776
Loc: Over yonder.....
Progress....
_________________________
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Now that food has replaced sex in my life, I can't even get into my own pants.

"Death is permanent...everything else is temporary!"

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"

Top
#6240815 - 03/29/16 06:47 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25728
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: ETXFIREMAN 1
Looking good!!! Did you do a soil sample and fertilize or lime from the soil test?


Seed inoculated?

Looks like a mighty fine seed bed you did. If there are deer there, you will know this fall with a oat/wheat plot.
_________________________
Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis


Top
#6240828 - 03/29/16 06:54 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52093
cheers
_________________________


Top
#6240847 - 03/29/16 07:05 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6160
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
up
_________________________

"It is the same boiling water that softens the rice, which hardens the egg." It's not always about the circumstances, but what you are made of....

Top
#6240849 - 03/29/16 07:05 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
Chief Joe Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6160
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
up
_________________________

"It is the same boiling water that softens the rice, which hardens the egg." It's not always about the circumstances, but what you are made of....

Top
#6240855 - 03/29/16 07:07 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
ETexas Hunter Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/14/13
Posts: 957
Loc: Austin
way to go

Top
#6241042 - 03/29/16 08:49 PM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
swmays Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 6183
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Nice looking plot. I hope it comes in strong for you.

Top
#6241256 - 03/30/16 07:00 AM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: stxranchman]
Pitchfork Predator Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 13289
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers
_________________________
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

www.insured-wealth.com
469-323-8920

Top
#6241281 - 03/30/16 07:21 AM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
Stub Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 17798
Loc: The Outer Limits
Good looking plot, if your out by PK you should have decent deer & Turkey in your area and the plot will draw them in up
_________________________
texas flag








Top
#6241410 - 03/30/16 08:50 AM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
ZMS Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 73
Loc: Graford, TX
I wish now that I would have sent a soil sample in and got a fertilizer down. But I did inoculate the seeds. I used the N-Type on the cowpeas and Soybean inoculant on the soybeans. We got a good rain here this morning so I hope by next week I will have some sprouts coming up.

Top
#6241421 - 03/30/16 09:00 AM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
corkys son Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/31/14
Posts: 83
Good looking plot. I used to put in food plots, but now with all the hogs having moved into our area, if we till it and plant it, the hogs just come in and destroy it. Good luck!

Top
#6241428 - 03/30/16 09:05 AM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
Navasot Offline
Hollywood

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27557
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Pen a circle off in the middle off it that the deer cant get to.... im betting they eat it down pretty quick and that way youll be able to see the progress vs what they are eating
_________________________


http://www.j5tractors.com/

Top
#6241455 - 03/30/16 09:19 AM Re: First Attempt at a Food Plot [Re: ZMS]
Western Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25728
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: ZMS
I wish now that I would have sent a soil sample in and got a fertilizer down. But I did inoculate the seeds. I used the N-Type on the cowpeas and Soybean inoculant on the soybeans. We got a good rain here this morning so I hope by next week I will have some sprouts coming up.


You used the inoculate, so that will help a bunch. The bacteria will help those plants fix the nitrogen better and should do you a good job.

You can still get the soil sample anytime (before you do any treatments) then you will have an idea if you put in a fall plot.

Easiest DIY is found on this page through A&M, look on the bottom for the links "Submittal forms" and You probably want test form SP16 so you can note what crop you will plant (they will recommend fert. rates for that crop) Sample taking instructions are below the form on the same page. Then just mail it in with payment and you will know in 10- 14 days.

A&M link

http://soiltesting.tamu.edu/


Edited by Western (03/30/16 09:20 AM)
_________________________
Friends don't let Friends drink and post.......

The first 5 day's after the weekend, are the hardest....

Dennis


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide