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#3562439 - 01/26/14 09:37 PM Turkey plots
southernhunter
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My farm has turkey's but doesn't hold them all the time , what's something I can plant that help with spring turkey season . When and how should I go about planting it ?
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#3581886 - 02/09/14 09:43 PM Re: Turkey plots [Re: southernhunter]
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#3582093 - 02/10/14 07:39 AM Re: Turkey plots [Re: southernhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: southernhunter
My farm has turkey's but doesn't hold them all the time , what's something I can plant that help with spring turkey season . When and how should I go about planting it ?


Honestly, I'm not convinced planted food sources are the answer to holding turkey in spring. I think it's far more about habitat/terrain. Turkey will shift towards large, open bottomland habitat in spring. Bottomland pasture is pretty hard to beat in spring.
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#3582220 - 02/10/14 09:24 AM Re: Turkey plots [Re: BSK]
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I've never wasted my time with Chufa, and to be honest, I don't think I can ever remember recommending chufa to a landowner for planting. I'm not saying chufa does not work, but there are far better alternatives out there that can also benefit other wildlife species at the same time.

In my opinion, as far as spring food plots, you cannot beat a lush green clover field. It is by far one of the best attractants for turkeys in the spring.

Also, idle fiels that have been recently burned are great attractants as well.
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#3582271 - 02/10/14 10:21 AM Re: Turkey plots [Re: Quailman]
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 Originally Posted By: Quailman
In my opinion, as far as spring food plots, you cannot beat a lush green clover field. It is by far one of the best attractants for turkeys in the spring.

Also, idle fiels that have been recently burned are great attractants as well.


This.

I like a healthy clover field, freshly burned or turned earth, and a maturing cereal grain plot. Turkey love to eat the seed heads off wheat/oats.
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#3582564 - 02/10/14 02:11 PM Re: Turkey plots [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Quailman
In my opinion, as far as spring food plots, you cannot beat a lush green clover field. It is by far one of the best attractants for turkeys in the spring.

Also, idle fiels that have been recently burned are great attractants as well.


This.

I like a healthy clover field, freshly burned or turned earth, and a maturing cereal grain plot. Turkey love to eat the seed heads off wheat/oats.


x2 chuffa is a pain in the butt. i wouldn't worry about holding turkeys year round. many farms don't as long as they are there in the spring. a
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#3582732 - 02/10/14 03:53 PM Re: Turkey plots [Re: deerhunter10]
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I wasted money on chufa two years ago. Stick to clover and cereal grains.
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#3582857 - 02/10/14 05:43 PM Re: Turkey plots [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Quailman
In my opinion, as far as spring food plots, you cannot beat a lush green clover field. It is by far one of the best attractants for turkeys in the spring.

Also, idle fiels that have been recently burned are great attractants as well.


This.

I like a healthy clover field, freshly burned or turned earth, and a maturing cereal grain plot. Turkey love to eat the seed heads off wheat/oats.


I'll stick with clover and cereal grains
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#3582869 - 02/10/14 05:49 PM Re: Turkey plots [Re: A.Hall]
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#3582895 - 02/10/14 06:00 PM Re: Turkey plots [Re: A.Hall]
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Too much clay and rocks here for chuffa.

It's really a gamble planting anything in spring with hopes of enough growth to hunt over.

Either clover and grains I'm the fall or just turn, disk, till up the soil. Plenty of natural food under the sod
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