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#7027164 - 01/06/18 10:32 AM Food plot in thick Pine timber
jwb044 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 14
I hunt in Red River County which is in a thick pine timber area. I have a few old logging roads I was thinking of mowing down and planting a food plot. I haven't planted a food plot before and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for something to plant which would be a good all year plot (if there is such a thing)in that type of environment. Is there a certain time of year which would be best to plant in that area? I have a utv I can use to mow down the grass and spread seed.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

#7027170 - 01/06/18 10:37 AM Re: Food plot in thick Pine timber [Re: jwb044]
Bbear Offline

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 802
Loc: West Texas
Check with your ag agent about what might grow. With all of the pine duff you need to scratch down to the 'real' dirt to get a seed to take. Plus, I'd wager the dirt will be fairly acidic due to the pines. I'd bet there's something that will grow and attract the deer, just don't know what.

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#7027271 - 01/06/18 12:12 PM Re: Food plot in thick Pine timber [Re: jwb044]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
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Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Anything will grow in pine forest sandy loam, which is likely to be your soil. Your issues will be getting sun and water on it.
Purple hulls in spring and summer, turnips and greens in fall and winter.

I have a short attention spa

#7028344 - 01/07/18 12:36 PM Re: Food plot in thick Pine timber [Re: jwb044]
TX0303 Offline

Registered: 09/08/16
Posts: 168
Oats always do well in the fall if you get enough rain.

#7028366 - 01/07/18 01:13 PM Re: Food plot in thick Pine timber [Re: jwb044]
rickt300 Offline

Registered: 11/11/04
Posts: 512
Loc: Johnson co, TX
No matter what you plant the hogs will try to destroy it. I gave up after 3 straight years of watching the hogs destroy my plots.

#7028465 - 01/07/18 02:52 PM Re: Food plot in thick Pine timber [Re: jwb044]
jwb044 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/12
Posts: 14
Thanks for the suggestions.

Rickt300...That's my concern about my location. I've had a few hogs every couple of weeks showing up around my feeder. I'm wondering if I disc up the soil to plant they would make a huge wallow out of it when it rains.


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