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#2971909 - 10/07/12 03:42 PM How long?
TRIGGER
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Been in my house for three years and hunted and had trail cams up since I bought the place and have never seen many deer at all around here. There is no food source. Recently I purchased twenty acres behind me so now it's mine to do what I want. Plan on doing a couple food plots 3-5 acre a piece next year. (Do I still have time this year?) how long will it take to pull deer from other properties over to mine? Are food plots alone enough?
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#2973634 - 10/08/12 09:31 PM Re: How long? [Re: TRIGGER]
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Food plots will draw deer immediately. But don't be surprised if most of the trail-cam pictures of those deer are at night. Good-quality cover, and more importantly sanctuary cover, is far more of a daylight draw. And that only takes the first year it is cover AND sanctuary to draw deer, especially during the high-pressure gun season. Deer quickly find the "holes" in our hunting pressure. In radio and GPS-colar studies in super high-hunting pressure areas of PA, it only took 48 hours for deer to shift into unhunted areas.
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