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food plots??

Postby huntncoach » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:18 pm

My hunting buddy and I have three small plots on our lease and we've had mixed success. Should we plant something now or wait til later in the summer or fall? We have typically gone with clover/chickory mix early and then sow some turnips late october/early september. We have also fenced off smaller sections of each plot for later in the season after the first hard frost. This has been a pretty good strategy to get deer back into the plots after most of the browse is gone and acorns are few and far between.
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Re: food plots??

Postby FTG-05 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:02 pm

Tag-scribed. :pop:
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Re: food plots??

Postby knightrider » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:58 pm

Winter wheat the first week of September pulls them in from bow opener till season closes in January
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Re: food plots??

Postby gobblesandgrunts » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:02 pm

I put out half clover plot two weeks ago and its coming in fine, gonna do the other half this fall in brassicas, peas, oats mix

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Re: food plots??

Postby AlabamaSwamper » Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:34 pm

You are sowing your turnips to late for one
Mid to late August for those

If I had three small plots I’d put one in turnips and rape and two in oats

They just kill plots being small anyway.
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Re: food plots??

Postby MickThompson » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 pm

I like wheat and a crimson clover. I've had crimson clover reseed itself several years in a row before. I don't like brassicas because if you get any cold weather early they can be prone to winter kill.
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Re: food plots??

Postby huntncoach » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:38 am

AlabamaSwamper wrote:You are sowing your turnips to late for one
Mid to late August for those

If I had three small plots I’d put one in turnips and rape and two in oats

They just kill plots being small anyway.


That's one reason we started fencing parts of each plot - That growth is like a magnet once the rest is gone in late fall - although it only takes a few days for it to get picked down.
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Re: food plots??

Postby gobblesandgrunts » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:00 pm

huntncoach wrote:
AlabamaSwamper wrote:You are sowing your turnips to late for one
Mid to late August for those

If I had three small plots I’d put one in turnips and rape and two in oats

They just kill plots being small anyway.


That's one reason we started fencing parts of each plot - That growth is like a magnet once the rest is gone in late fall - although it only takes a few days for it to get picked down.
Checked my plot today and its starting to come in
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Re: food plots??

Postby huntncoach » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:45 am

Looking good Gobbles!! that seems to be about the size of our three plots.
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