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#7250205 - 08/09/18 09:13 AM Food plot prep
Daddybigbuck Offline

Registered: 01/18/07
Posts: 216
Loc: Haslet / Knox Co.
With rain in the forecast I made a quick trip to the ranch yesterday to fill protein feeders and plow a 3 ac. plot. Hoping to bank some moisture. This will be my first attempt at a food plot. I'm planning on using one of the Turner Seed fall deer mixes but still open to suggestions. Looking at the radar early this morning it looks like SW Knox Co. did get some rain.

There should be two pics not sure why the second didn't show up. I also don't know how to rotate the pic. Any help would be appreciated.

Edited by Daddybigbuck (08/09/18 09:19 AM)

#7250609 - 08/09/18 03:26 PM Re: Food plot prep [Re: Daddybigbuck]
Bbear Offline

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 914
Loc: West Texas
Re-size the picture smaller. It should turn right-side up.

Good rains here in San Angelo as well as to the NW of us towards Big spring and Abilene

Pay it forward - Kids are the future.

Rifles are similar to boats and young women...there's no end to how much money you can pour into them without making them any more useful.

#7250631 - 08/09/18 03:45 PM Re: Food plot prep [Re: Bbear]
easton1025 Offline
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Registered: 09/02/04
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Loc: carrollton texas
keep it simple.. Oats will suffice as deer love them..Unless you can keep hogs,deer livestock out peas are a waste of money....We use oats and overseed with rye once it cools down and more moisture....

#7252653 - 08/11/18 07:02 PM Re: Food plot prep [Re: Daddybigbuck]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Loc: Hunt in Cass County, live in T...
I always plant 100lbs of oats and 50lbs of peas per acre with 100lbs of 13-13-13. Easton is right about the peas. The deer can't leave them alone long enough for them to mature. But that is why I plant them, they are like ice cream to the deer.
Here is my wife standing in a 4 acre plot I did two years ago with that mixture.
For Three acres the cost will be: $120 oats, $105 peas, $90 fertilizer. So, $315 to plant 3 acres with my mixture.
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