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#6961028 - 11/15/17 08:03 AM Alfalfa in the south?
Aggieman775 Offline

Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 721
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
I know deer eat alfalfa up north. You don’t hear much about it down here. It may not grow as much due to it being hot and dry I guess. If I buy a bale of alfalfa and put it out do y’all think deer will eat it?

#6961065 - 11/15/17 08:19 AM Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775]
Navasot Offline

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 27695
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Iv tried it plenty of times... pellets about the only thing they will thing about eating but i had to mix it with protein..

Unless it was a very cold dry year with no browse or other food sources the bale will sit and rot

#6961085 - 11/15/17 08:31 AM Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775]
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Registered: 09/17/10
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Loc: Albany
It can be grown if you can irrigate it a lot.

#6961089 - 11/15/17 08:34 AM Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775]
Stub Offline
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Registered: 04/27/05
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Loc: The Outer Limits
It works for me, just did it last Thursday and they started hitting it immediately up

It has to be fresh and real green or they will pass on it.

Edited by Stub (11/15/17 08:34 AM)
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#6961098 - 11/15/17 08:38 AM Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775]
Wacm Offline
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Registered: 05/13/16
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Loc: Wimberley, Tx
Yes works great but use it late in the season when the browse is dried up for best results. They will also bed up in it. I used to have a lease in Sonora and we would spread it out under a big oak Mott. Come morning the would be a few deer bedded there. Kinda cool

#6961148 - 11/15/17 09:03 AM Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Loc: Anton, TX, and Stonewall Count...
Every bale I ever put out sat and rotted. They eat the heck out of my protein pellets though.

#6961162 - 11/15/17 09:10 AM Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775]
JMalin Offline

Registered: 04/17/12
Posts: 888
They hammer it in Edwards county (the leafy portion anyway, they leave the stems to

Edited by JMalin (11/15/17 09:13 AM)


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