Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3310107 - 08/02/13 06:36 PM Did not know this..
Nealmeally
8 Point


Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 2391
Loc: TN

Offline
Glad I saw this. I'll try not to knock em down now if I can help it.

http://www.qdma.com/articles/know-your-deer-plants-pokeweed
_________________________
Hard work and patience will be rewarded.....sooner or later

Top
#3310193 - 08/02/13 08:18 PM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: Nealmeally]
tndeerman
8 Point


Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 1008
Loc: northeast TN

content Online
deer love them
_________________________
the jerky man

Top
#3310204 - 08/02/13 08:24 PM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: tndeerman]
Wes Parrish
16 Point


Registered: 06/12/02
Posts: 19417
Loc: Knoxville-Dover-Union City, TN

Offline
. . . . . both the fruit and foliage are highly preferred by deer because of its ease of digestibility (as low as 12 percent acid detergent fiber) and high crude protein content (up to 32 percent).

------- Nature's Foodplots

Throw in a little ragweed and other forbes . . . . . . .

------- Wildlife Weeds \:\)

Top
#3310217 - 08/02/13 08:34 PM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: Wes Parrish]
Nealmeally
8 Point


Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 2391
Loc: TN

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
. . . . . both the fruit and foliage are highly preferred by deer because of its ease of digestibility (as low as 12 percent acid detergent fiber) and high crude protein content (up to 32 percent).

------- Nature's Foodplots

Throw in a little ragweed and other forbes . . . . . . .

------- Wildlife Weeds \:\)



No telling how many I've cut and ranover clearing out places for plots.. Not gonna touch em now if I can help it.. Lots of em on one of my places. I've let 70 acres grow up over 12 years and 2 years ago we started clearing places in it for plots. Was a lot of it in there and still is..

My Grandmother used to cook it all the time when I was little.. Loved it and it would sure nuff clean you out too..
_________________________
Hard work and patience will be rewarded.....sooner or later

Top
#3310267 - 08/02/13 09:18 PM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: Nealmeally]
timberjack86
14 Point


Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 8121
Loc: Grundy county

happy Online
Well I didnt know it either till last year. Some of you guys told me the same thing and I said hogwash. I started paying more attention in the woods and found out you guys were right. I see lots of poke that deer have been feeding on.
_________________________
Team Run 'N Gunners

Top
#3310400 - 08/03/13 05:30 AM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: timberjack86]
mike243
16 Point


Registered: 09/06/06
Posts: 11953
Loc: east tn

Offline
My brother killed a big doe 20 some odd years ago that was full of it.since then i always look when i see some for deer tracks.
_________________________
prayers sent for our friends in need every day

Top
#3310497 - 08/03/13 09:04 AM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: mike243]
BSK
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind
Non-Typical


Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65683
Loc: Nashville, TN

Offline
First let me point out (which I have many times) that deer were originally classified as "woody browsers" because they were first studied in the "big woods" areas of Virginia, where woody browse was about all they had to eat. Deer will eat woody browse, but basically only when nothing else exists. When available, deer are actually forb (leafy weeds) eaters. Forbs are often highly digestible and nutritious. Even in "big agriculture" regions, in summer more than half of a deer's diet will be forbs.

Now back to the original topic, in the Midsouth in August and September (notice I wrote "in August and September," not June or July), poke is such an important and preferred food source that it can be used as an "indicator" plant--a plant that can be used to assess deer density in relation to food availability. I often hear hunters say they've never seen deer eat poke or haven't seen browsing of poke. Either they aren't really looking or they are looking at the wrong time. In late summer, poke is a HIGHLY preferred and important deer food source. Luckily, in our region, nothing is required to produce poke except allowing sunlight to reach the ground. Birds readily spread poke seed because the berries are such a preferred food for them.
_________________________
"Know where you stand, and stand there" --Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan

"There is no reasoning someone out of a position he has not reasoned himself into." --Clive James

Top
#3310537 - 08/03/13 10:32 AM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: BSK]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17131
Loc: Franklin TN

confused Online
I once saw a dead/dormant poke weed that was big enough, a buck had made a small rub on the stem. They can get pretty huge
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3314629 - 08/07/13 10:21 AM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: catman529]
Yeppers
4 Point


Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 453
Loc: Bartlett, TN

Offline
This article says Poke is a poisonous plant that can kill livestock if enough is ingested...

http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/weedguide/singlerecord.asp?id=270

Do Deer have a natural resistance to the toxin?
_________________________
Yeppers!

Top
#3314722 - 08/07/13 11:46 AM Re: Did not know this.. [Re: Yeppers]
Football Hunter
Non-Typical


Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25506
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

Offline
Love it,seeing lots on my place this year!
_________________________
The best day to plant a tree,IS TODAY!

You wont know,if you dont go!


Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Tennessee Todd, Unicam, Cuttin Caller, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, TurkeyBurd, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105886
RUGER
87633
Deer Assassin
65683
BSK
61415
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
TnDear, buckslayer85, crose84, Fisher 1959, AKeys
13384 Registered Users
Who's Online
107 registered (buckslayerr, John3, wayne, wlf89, markwondi, lung-buster, 11 invisible) and 165 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13384 Members
42 Forums
96124 Topics
1125481 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.366 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 15 queries. Zlib compression enabled.