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Food plots #4069594 02/20/13 08:34 PM
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New to the forum. So hello to all. My question is what types of food plots do you guys plant in the summer and fall that seems to work the best. I am in the eastland area if that helps at all. Thank you guys in advance.


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Welcome, nobuck. I'm to the south of you in Caliche and black dirt area. You probably have more of red sandy soils up there. We plant Oats and Rye grass each fall and pray for rain. Contact a local feed store and ask what works best in your area. Someone else on here will chime in I'm sure. Peanuts used to grow up your way... Pigs probably made that impossible these days confused2


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Im further west than you in Coke county. I like oats in the fall. Everyone else in my area does wheat so oats seem to pull them in. Never had much luck in the summer due to lack of rain, so i just feed protein.

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Your best bet is to plant now rather than for summer. Most feed stores in your area will have a mixture that will contain plants with enough stamina to carry over and withstand Texas summers. Unless you have an irrigation system, best not to waste much effort for summer plants.

If you have access to peanuts and you have sandy soil, that is ideal for your area. I'm in Comanche County, and it was/is a big peanut area.

Fall/winter, go with oats, or wheat,or turnips.


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Anything cattle will ignore, besides fencing?

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We planted a mix my buddy bought our of Missouri for our winter food plot this year. It was a combination of beets, turnips, clover, radish, and several other things. We've been planting food plots the last several years and this is the first one that really did well. Deer were using it every morning/evening throughout the season, and are still using it now. I harvested two off of it this year.

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Originally Posted By: Hair 'o dog
Anything cattle will ignore, besides fencing?


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If you have access to peanuts and you have sandy soil, that is ideal for your area. I'm in Comanche County, and it was/is a big peanut


Looking to possibly plant some peanuts. Where can you buy them?

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Are you asking about plots for whitetail or for birds? Either way I have had some luck with BWI Mixes, but this year I am going with Turner Seed based on a lot of recommendations. A lot of the commercialized stuff like Tecomate or Imperial contain seed that is not native or a good produced in our area. Your local feed store is the absolute best place to get your seed. The Turner Seed Mix will cost you around $100 per 2.5 acres.

Do yourself a favor and check your PH now and add some lime if it's below 5.5.

Don't plant until the risk of frost is done, most Texas areas it's around April 1st.

While I have you here, one more thing: the Spring plots generally hold your deer closer to home while the Fall plots get them in range of your choice of kill pill. I don't put as much emphasis on the Spring plots. You can do a lot of work and not get rain, feed protein if you can afford it.

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Hey guys thanks for the info. Right now we have a couple gravity protein feeders out. What is your favorite way to feed protein??


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With free choice / gravity protein feeders inside feed pens.

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With free choice / gravity protein feeders inside feed pens.


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