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#2934954 - 09/07/12 12:31 AM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: Crosshairy]
southernhunter
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It seems it would make good cover for the deer ,as well as food . If it was some where u didn't mind it taking over , we have a huge ceded thicket I wonder what it would be like to plant it in there where the deer bed ? We don't hunt the area because it's so thick plus I like to leave the deer some where to retreat front the hunting pressure , what y'all think ?
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#2935018 - 09/07/12 06:25 AM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: southernhunter]
bigtex
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Yes, deer will eat it when it is young and it does make a great hiding spot for the deer, but man is it invasive!!!
It is growing on the edge of my property, the landowner doesn't try to stop it's spread so it's just a matter of time before I have it on my property unfortunatly.
If it wasn't for the fact that the first frost stops it's growth [temporarily] that stuff would take over the world.
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#2935022 - 09/07/12 06:31 AM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: bigtex]
doubledownranch
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Dont EVER plant Kudzu. It should be illegal to plant. I have some on my property and it is a nightmare. It will kill anything and everything in its path. Yea I see some deer eating it, but they don't eat it near fast enough to keep it from taking over. Trust me, don't ever do it. There are better things to plant for cover. Try pine trees.
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#2935066 - 09/07/12 07:24 AM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: doubledownranch]
Master Chief
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Plant beans or some other tall forage. If you knew how to manage kudzu, it would be a good idea but I doubt that can be done. Look at Natchez trace state park; do you think they expected it to cover thousands of acres?
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#2935328 - 09/07/12 11:05 AM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: Master Chief]
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yep,kudzu sucks
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#2936020 - 09/07/12 11:00 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: Football Hunter]
southernhunter
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Ok , y'all talked me out of it . Lol
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#2936503 - 09/08/12 04:18 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: BSK]
catman529
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if I had land and it had kudzu, I dont care if deer like it, that's not my type of food plot... I would do what it took to destroy the patch. I've heard a well established patch of kudzu can take upwards of 15 years to eradicate.
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#2938420 - 09/10/12 04:24 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: catman529]
BigAl
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I read an article recently about some bug that's sweeping the south and it eats Kudzu. The problem is, it also eats soybeans.

You guys reminded me that I forgot to wash my tractor after bushogging at the club this weekend. Now I won't be able to sleep worrying about bringing Kudzu home.

And as for deer, I've never seen deer in the Kudzu on our lease.
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#2941643 - 09/12/12 11:13 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: jmb4wd]
Boone 58
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The Georgia outdoor news publication used to frequently run articles on the attraction of deer to Kudzu and used pics of nice bucks tearing it up in August. I have never seen them feed on it but they do and frequently.....though i dont think it has ever been listed as "high" on the preferred list. \:\)
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#2941646 - 09/12/12 11:19 PM Re: Weeds deer need to eat MORE of!! KUDZU [Re: Boone 58]
Good time Charlie
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I have seen them bed in the stuff,there is a big patch on both sides of the road when I come home from work at midnight ..almost always have to wait on deer to cross

During the rainy season you can almost watch it grow.
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