texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Josh-04512, dblmikeusa1, Hog-Pro, 4Notch, Niknoc76
72042 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,795
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 65,517
stxranchman 60,296
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Stub 43,848
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics537,775
Posts9,729,019
Members87,042
Most Online25,604
Feb 12th, 2024
Print Thread
Grasses for bedding #8971640 12/12/23 02:05 PM
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 106
L
lonestar1995 Offline OP
Woodsman
OP Offline
Woodsman
L
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 106
Anyone plant any perennial grasses for bedding areas? What would be best to try? Central Texas.

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8971708 12/12/23 03:42 PM
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 778
D
Double AC Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
D
Joined: Jun 2021
Posts: 778
Never planted grass for that purpose but when we do plant grass for wildlife, like when we switched an improved pasture over to native, it usually revolves around the big 4 grasses

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8971798 12/12/23 06:27 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,113
N
ntxtrapper Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
N
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,113
They bed down in native coastal here. The shorter the better so they can see coyotes approaching.

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8971815 12/12/23 07:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 60,418
BOBO the Clown Online Content
kind of a big deal
Online Content
kind of a big deal
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 60,418
Most FSA offices will push a mix of Indian, switch, big and little bluestem. If you have coastal you may be able to put it into CRP and or other programs


here is a quick blend
https://www.gostarseed.com/products/texas-deer-cover-native-grass-mix/


Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gtgoh/mobile
Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: ntxtrapper] #8971854 12/12/23 08:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 66
L
LeftHandStan Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
L
Joined: Jan 2022
Posts: 66
Originally Posted by ntxtrapper
They bed down in native coastal here. The shorter the better so they can see coyotes approaching.


Native coastal is more rare than black panthers in NA (i.e. it doesn't exist).

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8972016 12/13/23 02:58 AM
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,673
B
bp3 Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
B
Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 1,673
Mule deer bed down in the CRP in the panhandle

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: bp3] #8972020 12/13/23 03:17 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 60,418
BOBO the Clown Online Content
kind of a big deal
Online Content
kind of a big deal
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 60,418
Originally Posted by bp3
Mule deer bed down in the CRP in the panhandle

mule deer, whitetails, pronghorn, elk, pheasants and occasional happy badger


Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gtgoh/mobile
Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8972557 12/14/23 09:20 AM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 5,158
F
flintknapper Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 5,158
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by bp3
Mule deer bed down in the CRP in the panhandle

mule deer, whitetails, pronghorn, elk, pheasants and occasional happy badger



^^^^^

Never seen a 'happy' badger. All of them seem to have an attitude. wink


Spartans ask not...how many, but where!
Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8972558 12/14/23 09:27 AM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,113
N
ntxtrapper Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
N
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 12,113
The OP is in central Texas FWIW.

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8975183 12/19/23 02:49 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 28,032
N
Navasot Offline
Hollywood
Offline
Hollywood
N
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 28,032
depends on what else is around you if alot of open fields switch would be the best... if heavy wooded area id keep it clean and just do a quality rye for most of the field then with switch about 40yards wide around the perimeter of the pasture... they like transition edges more than anything.... also if you have turkey they will love the second recommendation

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8975201 12/19/23 03:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 8,322
D
Dave Davidson Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
D
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 8,322
I have one place with a couple acres of Bermuda which they pretty well ignore. I have had best luck with bladed (annual) plants like wheat, oats, rye, etc.


Without a sense of urgency, nothing ever happens.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley, Rancher Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: lonestar1995] #8975209 12/19/23 03:36 PM
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,289
B
BenBob Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
B
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 7,289
I have a hard enough time growing animals plants to eat, much less worrying about where they prefer to sleep. Once I get their appetites taken care of, I will worry about their sleeping accommodations.


Tired, Wired, and Uninspired
Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: BenBob] #8975251 12/19/23 05:11 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 28,032
N
Navasot Offline
Hollywood
Offline
Hollywood
N
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 28,032
Originally Posted by BenBob
I have a hard enough time growing animals plants to eat, much less worrying about where they prefer to sleep. Once I get their appetites taken care of, I will worry about their sleeping accommodations.



Thats where rye comes in best... last well through the new year and further without the rust like oats will get

Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: flintknapper] #8975365 12/19/23 09:52 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 60,418
BOBO the Clown Online Content
kind of a big deal
Online Content
kind of a big deal
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 60,418
Originally Posted by flintknapper
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by bp3
Mule deer bed down in the CRP in the panhandle

mule deer, whitetails, pronghorn, elk, pheasants and occasional happy badger



^^^^^

Never seen a 'happy' badger. All of them seem to have an attitude. wink


every time I run into one they are always smiling smile


Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gtgoh/mobile
Re: Grasses for bedding [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8975376 12/19/23 10:09 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 9,905
U
unclebubba Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
U
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 9,905
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by flintknapper
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted by bp3
Mule deer bed down in the CRP in the panhandle

mule deer, whitetails, pronghorn, elk, pheasants and occasional happy badger



^^^^^

Never seen a 'happy' badger. All of them seem to have an attitude. wink


every time I run into one they are always smiling smile

But is it a happy smile, or an evil smile? cue Navasot's signature...

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2024 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3