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#6422837 - 08/24/16 04:33 PM Food Plot
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Ive never planted a food plot just supplemented with protein and corn feeders. We have wheat on other parts of our farm and other farms nearby but wanted to plant something different on about a 2 acre spot. Ive used some throw and grow turnips type of stuff before but wanted a bigger plot. We do have lots of oak trees so I'm not sure if I'm even wasting my times due to all of the natural food sources etc. Ive got all the tractor implements i need. Im in Grayson county to give you an idea where I'm at. What should i plant and do i need to use a fertilizer?

Thanks in advance!


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#6423033 - 08/24/16 06:22 PM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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Not sure why you need something different from the wheat you already have. That's what we plant.

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#6423230 - 08/24/16 08:24 PM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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Nothing wrong with just wheat, but if it is to "liven up" a new area, I'd go with a oat/wheat mix. Best to get a soil sample, so you can address fertilizer/lime issues directly so your money is spent well, but without it, most will recommend 200-300 per acre of 13-13-13, or 15-15-15..
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#6423274 - 08/24/16 08:53 PM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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Be sure to add some white/ladino clover to the planting. It will give you ground cover in the Spring and your pregnant does will thank you.
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#6423309 - 08/24/16 09:05 PM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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Our Hunting Plot Supercharger is a good supplement to areas with lots of wheat fields. The other option would be to plant a perennial plot since your wheat fields are seasonal. Our Monster Mix is a very successful plot and does extremely well in these types of situations.
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#6423731 - 08/25/16 08:35 AM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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Austrian winter peas...the deer eat it like I do ice cream. It will never mature because they will eat it every bit of it.
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#6427758 - 08/28/16 07:03 AM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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This will be the third year that I probably won't plant. Once again, booming rains will mean a huge acorn crop.
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#6428053 - 08/28/16 01:09 PM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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Dave, I think you are really missing the boat when you don't plant. I have ton's of acorns and when they start falling the deer almost quit coming to my corn feeder on the edge of my food plot. But they keep coming into the food plot, not as much, but they do keep coming. My wife and I each kill a buck this year with acorns everywhere. Both we shot out of the middle of our food plot.
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#6428237 - 08/28/16 03:48 PM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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I agree with MR T, The years you cant walk to the stand without all the "crackles and pops" from acorns, still get deer in the oats (food plot) every time. Plus if weather holds, you have green browse through much of winter, especially if you mow it when tall, or it gets browse short, they tend to use it longer as it stay's somewhat tender.
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#6434073 - 09/01/16 06:20 AM Re: Food Plot [Re: taylormade820]
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I should have gone further. My place is just about all oaks and rocks. I have 3 small cleared areas that I plant. Altogether, about 10 acres. Plentiful rains means lots of acorns AND natural browse.

I find that they pretty well ignore corn feeders and cereal grain crops to go for acorns and leafy weeds. Rye bran seems to be the only thing that draws them to feeder areas. That stuff is deadly but never lasts over a night or so.

I still might plant wheat if I can catch the right time when I have deep moisture and a cold snap to kill off the bugs. The hogs ought to appreciate it. However, right now, those hogs are destroying a neighbors Johnson Grass roots. I hope he has enough to sustain them.

You guys have just about convinced me.
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