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#531209 - 12/17/07 12:36 PM food plots for next year.......???
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Registered: 11/15/07
Posts: 6789
Loc: Southaven, MS

We planted some food back in the spring of this year, but due to the drought, we lost the whole thing. We did some rye grass in the field edges this fall, but thats it. My question, what is the best thing to plant this spring and then to follow up with in the fall???? Also, when do I need to plant it??? My place is in south east TN with fairly good soil. My Uncle in Maury Co. middle Tn planted red and white clover on rocky soil, and its still there now with deer on it all of the time, but he doesnt have to compete with beans and corn being planted near by like I do. I know that deer will feed on various things at one time, but what can I plant that will increase my chances of seeing deer on my plots during bow season on into rifle next year????
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#531565 - 12/17/07 06:14 PM Re: food plots for next year.......??? [Re: WhitetailSlayer]
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Registered: 12/17/02
Posts: 4243
Loc: Bradyville, TN USA

If you have soybeans nearby,.. no need to worry about planting. There is nothing you can plant that will pull them off the soybean. BUT,.. with deer being browsers and movers ,.. you can always plant a mix with soybean in it. Such as soybean,lablab,sorghum, and iron clay peas. Its a great mix and should be planted after the threat of frost is gone. Usually after mid may.
If corn is nearby,.. i would focus on oats and dwarf essex rape and crimson clover for a winter planting. This will be planted in september and provide a great fall, winter and early spring forage.
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#531966 - 12/17/07 11:41 PM Re: food plots for next year.......??? [Re: deerchaser007]
10 Point

Registered: 08/15/07
Posts: 4065
Loc: Hardin, Co.

lablab is great, for summer time if you plant enought that the deer are not able to eat it into the ground.
" Some localities are willing to work for their sport, and have plenty. Others are willing merely to take what comes easy, and have little or none." - Aldo Leopold

#533868 - 12/19/07 11:28 AM Re: food plots for next year.......??? [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
J Hartman
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Registered: 07/24/07
Posts: 786
Loc: Spring Hill, Maury, TN

I've been thinking about doing a food plot this spring myself. What is a good decent plot that will not require alot of attention?
Good judgment comes from experience, alot of that comes from bad judgment.

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