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#6832406 - 07/24/17 10:44 AM .15 acre
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If i plant .15acre with chicory how long will it last? is it too small to be a viable hunting plot?
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#6832416 - 07/24/17 10:59 AM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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I doubt if many of the math geniuses on here know how big that is ----- you'd be better off describing it as 100X90, or whatever it is.

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#6832424 - 07/24/17 11:05 AM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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80.83x80.83.........43560x.15=6534 square feet

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#6832432 - 07/24/17 11:16 AM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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If it brings in and keeps deer in area for hunting season, it's viable.

A lot depends on rain also.
If it rains, it will grown and come back somewhat.
If it doesn't rain, it will go away quickly as they eat out the entire area.
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#6832456 - 07/24/17 11:38 AM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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deer density in the area is a big factor as well....might be large enough for some areas, may not last long in others.

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#6832490 - 07/24/17 12:12 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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I wouldn't really call that a "food plot" as much as a hot spot. That's pretty small, so if you have any density of deer, they'll mow it down faster than it can grow to maturity.

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#6832501 - 07/24/17 12:20 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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26 yards x 26 yards is not enough area to grow an effective food plot.
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#6832505 - 07/24/17 12:23 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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Whats the minimum size you guys usually stick with?
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#6832534 - 07/24/17 12:54 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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Originally Posted By: Young Gun 12
Whats the minimum size you guys usually stick with?


Just depends on what you're trying to accomplish. You have to do the math on the total yield per acre per type of crop grown and figure out how many deer you have hitting the spot to really determine if it's going to help you as supplemental feed.

Regardless, you can use it to hunt over (lots of people put in small food plots for short-term hunting), but if it's something the deer aren't accustomed to, it may take them a season or 2 to figure it out.

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#6832537 - 07/24/17 12:55 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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I am only bow hunting out here, so i was trying to keep it small to keep the deer in a closer area to me.
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#6832540 - 07/24/17 12:59 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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I threw an Academy bag of mixed greens in my back yard once (maybe 5 X 5 feet) and had A deer come to it for 2 years.

Little ole spike hit it regularly around midnight for the longest. He's eat for about 5 minutes at a time
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#6832546 - 07/24/17 01:09 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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Originally Posted By: Young Gun 12
Whats the minimum size you guys usually stick with?


As big as you can. On average a whitetail consumes 7 pounds of browse daily, or 49 pounds per week. A small group of deer can wipe out a one acre food plot before it gets established if they find it shortly after germination. If you have limited open land to cultivate your money will be better spent on a high value supplemental feeding program.
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#6833722 - 07/25/17 11:59 AM Re: .15 acre [Re: Smokey Bear]
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Originally Posted By: Smokey Bear
Originally Posted By: Young Gun 12
Whats the minimum size you guys usually stick with?


As big as you can. On average a whitetail consumes 7 pounds of browse daily, or 49 pounds per week. A small group of deer can wipe out a one acre food plot before it gets established if they find it shortly after germination. If you have limited open land to cultivate your money will be better spent on a high value supplemental feeding program.


agree
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#6833759 - 07/25/17 12:32 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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one ranch I was helping develop, I put in about 5-7 acres with assorted seeds as a food plot every year, rotated thru a 25 acre field every 7 years ... but on other places, I put in several smaller plots based on the size of available tillable soil I have. My little ranch outside of Bertram, I have 3-4 smaller plots (approximately 30x120, 50x120, 30x100, 80x200 feet) equaling up to about .7 acres ... it draws in game until the hogs root it up.
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#6833786 - 07/25/17 12:51 PM Re: .15 acre [Re: LTC Realty]
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Originally Posted By: Young Gun 12
I am only bow hunting out here, so i was trying to keep it small to keep the deer in a closer area to me.


You'd be better off just using a corn feeder, even hand corning would do.

If you have a way to temporarily high fence a small plot off so it will grow knee deep or so then take the fencing down before season starts it might last a few weeks.

I usually do a minimum of 5 acres per 100 acres, more is better.
Of course deer density makes a huge difference, in Blanco county I could plant 160 acres and they'd keep it mowed down to the dirt, never see more than 1/4" green fuzz.

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