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Yellow flower #5371148 10/21/14 02:08 PM
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I was scouting some public land this past weekend, and the adjacent private land had a crop field full of yellow flowering plants or crops that were about knee high. There was a fence and a tree line between us so I didn't get a great look or a picture, so I apologize in advance for the vague question. Does anyone know what they might be? I saw quite a few fresh tracks that I think were going from that field into some dense woods on the public side, so I'm trying to figure out if the plants are something the deer might be eating.

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Google Canola(not sure about planting in Texas) and check to see if that is what it looked like. Could also have been a yellow blossom clover(madrid). Could have been mustard but would think it is a bit early.



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Broomweed or small sunflowers?


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After some time on google Sunday I initially thought Canola as well, but the yellow was not as dense and vibrant as those pictures. The yellow blossom clover looks very similar to what I saw though, so that might be it. I will try to get a picture of it next time I am out, but thanks for the quick and helpful response.

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It wasn't broomweed or sunflowers, thanks for the ideas though!

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Clover would have been my thought if it wasn't broomweed.


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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Clover would have been my thought if it wasn't broomweed.
Could be.


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Clover seems to be the general consensus. I'll try to get you guys a picture to confirm. Unless other ideas come through I'm going to assume its clover and plan my next scouting trip and hunt accordingly. Thanks again for the help everyone.

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It is most likely Canola. We are seeing more and more farmers looking for alternative crops here in north Texas and canola seems to be one that is catching on.

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I know nothing about canola. If that's what it is, will the deer rely on it for a food source? Other sites gave mixed answers when I googled that question.

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Yes, it is sold as food plot seed by several companies. I hunted for Mule Deer in Canola fields in Alberta.



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Well great it looks like it is a possible food source then. Hopefully it's a source they will be using a month from now!

Thanks again everyone.

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I've seen more Canola fields this year in Young County up





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