Main Menu
Newest Members
Kenneth newell, Jaredmoore17, Scott Mark, Nate Oster, Trintiy Rock
64061 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 89110
stxranchman 53365
bill oxner 48486
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44397
BOBO the Clown 43849
BMD 40968
SnakeWrangler 38121
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 35338
Forum Stats
64061 Members
45 Forums
421531 Topics
6106497 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#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: 27738
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]
huntwest Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 09/17/10
Posts: 2334
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 Online   happy
THF Celebrity

Registered: 04/27/05
Posts: 21265
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)
texas flag
972- 845-4073

#6961098 - 11/15/17 08:38 AM Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775]
Wacm Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/13/16
Posts: 1076
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
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 7345
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: 891
They hammer it in Edwards county (the leafy portion anyway, they leave the stems to

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


© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide