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Food Plot for North Texas #7938442 08/16/20 10:06 PM
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Getting ready to plant 4 food plots in September. The bucks have been scarce this off season compared to years past. What would be the recommended type of plot to plant to entice them back?

Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #7939605 08/17/20 07:37 PM
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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #7939717 08/17/20 08:39 PM
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100lbs oats and 50lbs Austrian winter peas per acre.


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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: Mr. T.] #7946417 08/22/20 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. T.
100lbs oats and 50lbs Austrian winter peas per acre.


this plus clover. We have planted at this time in Lamar county the last 2yrs with good success. We are waiting until end of the first or second week of October this year so that we have lots of new growth opening weekend and the oats will mature mid December.


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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #7957770 09/01/20 02:48 PM
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I don't get enough rain for the fancy stuff, I just plant wheat and have plenty of success with it.

Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: westtexaswatkins] #7958657 09/02/20 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by westtexaswatkins
I don't get enough rain for the fancy stuff, I just plant wheat and have plenty of success with it.

My thoughts exactly. No idea if that other stuff works in our area but I know wheat does.


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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #7958798 09/02/20 04:24 AM
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Justin seed has a good mix with clover, it’s 38 per 50#, and has oats, wheat, barley, peas, clover, turnips and radishes or rape (can’t remember which).

If you get enough rain to have wheat come up this will come up Nicely and will give a pleasing palate of good variety and different options for time of season. Can be drilled or broadcast, drill shallow or just broadcast and pack or lightly (very lightly) cover with a drag or similar.

I used this blend last year and plan to use again this year. Had great clover going all the way into summer with the plots.

Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #7973804 09/14/20 09:57 PM
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Thats similar to Turners fall deer mix as well. I used Mr Ts recipe last year, and decided to mix in some reddish and clover this year. Using a mix or cereal grains as well, but 100% oats came up good last year. My cereal rye did better in one spot, so I will try the Turner Mix thats has it all on an acre plot to compare.

Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: PoppinPiggies] #7973805 09/14/20 09:57 PM
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Hard to beat wheat

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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #7980076 09/19/20 12:00 PM
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Top Notch has a great product that I have been using the past couple years and Turkeys love it in the spring
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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #8001795 10/07/20 09:26 PM
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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #8004818 10/10/20 11:03 AM
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Plant turnips with wheat. That stuff works unless you have as many hogs as I do.


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Re: Food Plot for North Texas [Re: haslethunter] #8007781 10/13/20 01:33 AM
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I had planned on planting Turners fall deer mix but our biologist told us to plant wheat so we panted wheat on Oct. 9th.

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