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#7100609 - 03/04/18 09:47 AM Small food plots
Mike Mathena Offline
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Registered: 12/30/16
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Loc: Brazoria county
We have a couple of small spots on the new lease that might work as small food plots. Just wanting some opinions, the two smaller spots in the pic are the ones I'm talking about, the one on the left id's roughly 250sq yds

We have not ventured into this part of the lease yet, only seen it from space. They seem like a good spot to plant and hunt from a bordering tree.

Edited by Mike Mathena (03/04/18 09:50 AM)
Go get in the woods

#7103648 - 03/07/18 07:12 AM Re: Small food plots [Re: Mike Mathena]
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Looks like a hot spot. Those pine plantations have great cover but not much browse. Opening up as much as possible will bring in the deer.
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#7103654 - 03/07/18 07:21 AM Re: Small food plots [Re: Mike Mathena]
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It sure wont hurt to try a food plot for a year or two. So on the big one you are guessing 10 yards by 25 yards. Looks like a good place to try "no till" and see what happens. From the air it looks like it is going to be hard to get any equipment to the openings. I'd also put a corn feeder by the pines, not out in the middle on both.

Edited by Mr. T. (03/07/18 07:25 AM)
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#7105027 - 03/08/18 12:32 PM Re: Small food plots [Re: Mike Mathena]
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I had good success last year with openings about that size. Spread oats and clover by hand and kicked dirt around to cover them before a good rain, went back after the rain and used a piece of rebar to make 1” deep holes and dropped soybean seeds in them then covered. 2 weeks later 50 lbs of 13-13-13.
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#7106821 - 03/10/18 05:34 AM Re: Small food plots [Re: Mike Mathena]
Mike Mathena Offline
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Registered: 12/30/16
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Thanks for the response guys, it's all going to have to be done by hand, for now. Going back out tomorrow to locate these areas from the ground and get sd cards etc. the surrounding property's have some pine stands but are mostly open so, I'm pretty sure they use our lease to bed down in cover. We have some dry creek beds with hardwoods that need to be cleared enough to get a good shooting lane in them. I have a pound of greens and a pound of turnup seeds to spread(Thats what the local feed store had available) as a summer forage in these spots and also along the power line that gets good sun all day. I was concerned about these open spots being a sanctuary but, from what i understand they bed down in the thick underbrush and use these spots as "staging" areas. Either way there's plenty of water and not a lot of forage on this place so I'm hoping to rectify that.

Edited by Mike Mathena (03/10/18 08:24 AM)
Go get in the woods


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