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#2986773 - 10/17/12 08:47 PM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: BSK]
WMAn
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
I would try Roundup first. If that doesn't work, move to some of the harder-core herbicides like Garlon


Roundup won't work.
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#2986823 - 10/17/12 09:13 PM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: Football Hunter]
HMHunters75
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Garlon or Tordon will kill privet.
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#2986984 - 10/17/12 11:33 PM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: Football Hunter]
catman529
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
What does privet look like?
it's a hedge when used ornamentally and probably the most common understory bush you will see besides honeysuckle.

here is a pic from google images



Often it has a darker green look than in that pic. But the pic shows the opposite leaf arrangement and the unripe berries. Has white stinky flowers in the spring and the berries ripen dark blue.
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#2987142 - 10/18/12 08:04 AM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: catman529]
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And it is an evergreen.
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#2987143 - 10/18/12 08:04 AM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: BSK]
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Thanks for that herbicide info WMAn and HMHunters75.
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#2987207 - 10/18/12 08:47 AM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: BSK]
richmanbarbeque
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In February I have a few that will get cut down and at a later time killed. Don't want it on my place, it is taking place of something that can be productive.
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#2987370 - 10/18/12 10:37 AM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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This stuff is a nightmare to get rid of.
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#2987626 - 10/18/12 01:41 PM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: Winchester]
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
This stuff is a nightmare to get rid of.


That it is. Around Radnor Lake in Nashville, volunteer groups go out a couple of times per year and cut all of the privet and honeysuckle bush (not vine) they can find. Both plants are taking over the area, especially with the high deer density eating away everything else.
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#3002858 - 10/28/12 05:38 AM Re: BSK - preferred food question [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
there are a few oaks nearby but no concentrated deer sign around them that I have found so far. Both does I shot were browsing their way through the privet slowly, and so were their fawns. They weren't stopping to heavily feed but were eating the whole time as they moved through the woods. seemed they really liked that privet. After all that is probably the dominant plant in that neck of woods... way too much of it.


IN 2002 i was hunting just across the field area near my house here and there were plenty of acorns, even lasting into January and i distinctly remember having shot a nice fat 7 pt who along with the does and fawn he was trailing was feeding away on Privet like no tomorrow. I think they like "variety". And, easy to get to...............that place was a privet thicket and it was green and fresh and everything else was severely frost bitten having been a frost of really heavy proportions for at least what seemed two weeks straight. i never saw deer before 8 am and it was common to just know they wouldnt be feeding heavily until the frost was in the "melting stage". But i killed 3 deer with log skidders and hauling equipement operating within 200 yards of my stand location. Local dogs would come into that area by the numbers of as high as 7 and the does they were chasing would take them to the creek one mile away and Lose them and then show back up like it was a walk in the park and i really learned something about "in town deer" that year. the only time i ever hunted there.
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