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#6467500 - 09/25/16 02:20 PM My first attempt at a food plot
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I tilled my plot Wed and used some horse manure from the barn for fertilizer. I spread the manure before tilling so it's mixed into the soil. I was able to get my plot seeded yesterday morning after I got home from the fire station hoping it would rain yesterday like they were calling for. I was already planning to shuttle some water in my 15gal sprayer unit I seen this... My wife said it's coming down pretty good!!! banana


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#6467558 - 09/25/16 03:13 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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Good job. I'm way behind in getting my plot in. Tried to disk it up but the ground is like concrete. Hoping for some rain today.

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#6467561 - 09/25/16 03:14 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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Looks great
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#6467603 - 09/25/16 03:52 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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cheers I learned the hard way about putting a plot around a spin feeder in that the amount of deer traffic will help to trample out the plot really quickly. Should up the traffic around the feeder. Post up some after pics when it comes up.
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#6467605 - 09/25/16 03:53 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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If you got the seed down before all this rain, you may have a great plot this year.
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#6467625 - 09/25/16 04:14 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: Mr. T.]
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If you got the seed down before all this rain, you may have a great plot this year.

Yes I got the seed down yesterday morning and my FIL said we got 5/8" so far today. I was going to shuttle water tomorrow morning if we didnt get any rain today.
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#6467630 - 09/25/16 04:17 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers I learned the hard way about putting a plot around a spin feeder in that the amount of deer traffic will help to trample out the plot really quickly. Should up the traffic around the feeder. Post up some after pics when it comes up.
Thanks, never thought about it getting trampled down that close to the feeder. To be honest, we dont have just a whole lot of deer around I was just looking to offer them something else other than corn.
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#6467636 - 09/25/16 04:21 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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I'm hoping to keep these two hanging around.... I'd like to get some better pics of the first deer but for now he's at the top of the list, second buck will get a pass this year.



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#6467647 - 09/25/16 04:34 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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what did you plant?
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#6467650 - 09/25/16 04:36 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers I learned the hard way about putting a plot around a spin feeder in that the amount of deer traffic will help to trample out the plot really quickly. Should up the traffic around the feeder. Post up some after pics when it comes up.
Thanks, never thought about it getting trampled down that close to the feeder. To be honest, we dont have just a whole lot of deer around I was just looking to offer them something else other than corn.

With just a few deer they will make at least two trips per day to the feeder when it feeds. They will be eating and walking around waiting on the feeder to feed. You could always just over-seed the rest of the open area with ryegrass and/or turnips mix. It will grow as soon as you get a good rain on it. up
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#6467675 - 09/25/16 04:49 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: Payne]
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what did you plant?


7 Card Stud Food Plot Seed, Forage Oats, Forage Triticale, Winter Peas, Crimson Clover, Forage Turnip, Forage Chicory, Daikon Radish
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No doubt about the AR crap, just damn shame hunters don't have self control and knowledge



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#6467679 - 09/25/16 04:50 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: ETXFIREMAN 1
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
cheers I learned the hard way about putting a plot around a spin feeder in that the amount of deer traffic will help to trample out the plot really quickly. Should up the traffic around the feeder. Post up some after pics when it comes up.
Thanks, never thought about it getting trampled down that close to the feeder. To be honest, we dont have just a whole lot of deer around I was just looking to offer them something else other than corn.

With just a few deer they will make at least two trips per day to the feeder when it feeds. They will be eating and walking around waiting on the feeder to feed. You could always just over-seed the rest of the open area with ryegrass and/or turnips mix. It will grow as soon as you get a good rain on it. up
I did over seed it, the bag said it would cover 11,000 sq ft an my plot is only about half that size an I used the whole bag grin
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#6468700 - 09/26/16 10:03 AM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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I think it looks great and you will have fun seeing how your efforts pay off. I would consider planting moist of that mowed strip between the feeder and the blind next summer, you may be surprised how much your deer sightings may go up, food and cover can pull deer in from a good ways.
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#6468866 - 09/26/16 11:33 AM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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I may try that next yr if time permits. I just looked at my plot after the rain yesterday and last night and it seems to me the rain has uncover quite a bit of the seed. Do I need to do anything or is this normal?
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#6468953 - 09/26/16 12:32 PM Re: My first attempt at a food plot [Re: ETXFIREMAN 1]
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Let it roll Fireman, there is much seed you cant see under the ground and if the surface stay's wet long enough, much of what you see can still sprout. With as much small seed that you planted, it will be close to the surface anyway, generally less than 1/4" to germinate good.
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