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Alfalfa in the south? #6961028
11/15/17 02:03 PM
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I know deer eat alfalfa up north. You don’t hear much about it down here. It may not grow as much due to it being hot and dry I guess. If I buy a bale of alfalfa and put it out do y’all think deer will eat it?


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Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775] #6961065
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Iv tried it plenty of times... pellets about the only thing they will thing about eating but i had to mix it with protein..

Unless it was a very cold dry year with no browse or other food sources the bale will sit and rot

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It can be grown if you can irrigate it a lot.

Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775] #6961089
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It works for me, just did it last Thursday and they started hitting it immediately up

It has to be fresh and real green or they will pass on it.

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Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775] #6961098
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Yes works great but use it late in the season when the browse is dried up for best results. They will also bed up in it. I used to have a lease in Sonora and we would spread it out under a big oak Mott. Come morning the would be a few deer bedded there. Kinda cool

Re: Alfalfa in the south? [Re: Aggieman775] #6961148
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Every bale I ever put out sat and rotted. They eat the heck out of my protein pellets though.

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They hammer it in Edwards county (the leafy portion anyway, they leave the stems to
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