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Putting in new food plots for 2017
« on: March 24, 2017, 01:03:43 PM »
So here's where I'll post up updates for my new food plots!

First off, the first picture is a small spot I have cleared back in the timber called, "The Backwoods Plot" it is about 560 square feet so it's pretty small but I'm hoping to make it into a good kill plot. The picture is taken from about 30 yards up on the slope.

The second is a plot I call "The Rabbit Plot" it is going to be planted in rye-grass. It's also about the same size as the other plot. I have almost completed tilling it (by hand, with a pick ax) and I plan on planting in about a month or so depending on how many weeds end up coming up.

Both these plots are looking like they have some decent potential so I'll keep you guys updated throughout the year on how they do.

(The last picture is the first plot I made on this property and since it is struggling pretty bad I'll keep you updated on how I repair it.)

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 01:30:14 PM »
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Good luck, I'm still struggling with my plots.


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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2017, 04:59:20 PM »

On my larger plot, in the last picture, the rabbits are hitting it very hard and the clover is having a hard time. Moss is also taking over the are due the rain we have been having this year. I have also seen a porcupine around the area quite a lot, any ideas on how to keep him away from the plots? He seems to be eating it down a lot.

I plan to get rid of the moss with some iron, and then spread another coat of new clover seed over the plot to thicken it up a bit.

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 07:57:02 AM »
I failed miserably at a food plot. But then the neighbor started growing alfalfa and I switched to sitting on travel corridors lol. Good luck to you, hope it works great!

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2017, 12:03:11 AM »
I'm planning on doing one in my field this year, gotta finish tearing it up with a bulldozer first though! Had I not busted it a few weeks ago it would be planted!

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2017, 10:43:09 PM »
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 I assume its for blacktail? 

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2017, 08:08:11 AM »
Yes, they are for blacktail.

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2017, 12:10:56 AM »
Good luck! 

I'm wondering if you'll have much luck with that spot back in the timber.  Not too many deer goodies that I can think of grow well in the shade - only the typical shade tolerant plants do well in a hardwood closed canopy stand.  Trailing Blackberry and salmonberry in wetter environments might do well, but they probably won't attract deer from any distance.  It might be a great spot for a feeder though.  What are you thinking of planting there?
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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2017, 08:29:01 AM »
Good luck! 

I'm wondering if you'll have much luck with that spot back in the timber.  Not too many deer goodies that I can think of grow well in the shade - only the typical shade tolerant plants do well in a hardwood closed canopy stand.  Trailing Blackberry and salmonberry in wetter environments might do well, but they probably won't attract deer from any distance.  It might be a great spot for a feeder though.  What are you thinking of planting there?

When I took the picture it was over cast, so it wasn't a good time to tell how good it is but I have been out there a couple times when the sun is out and it seems like it'll get a decent amount of sun. I am planning on planting clover, I doubt it'll last more than a year but I though I would give it a try since I have done a small spot like this before.

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2017, 12:31:36 PM »
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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2017, 07:14:19 PM »
Nice looking plot! Is that for whitetails?

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2017, 01:19:16 PM »
Nice looking plot.  Mine still looks like this:


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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2017, 06:03:20 PM »
I just spread some iron today on the Clover ridge food plot, I am hoping that the moss will die away and allow the clover to grow better. My next step is to purchase some seed and spread it as soon as I can.

Things are looking better though, I'll try to post some pictures tomorrow.

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2017, 06:47:50 PM »
Nice looking plot! Is that for whitetails?
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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2017, 04:55:15 PM »
Is it too late to plant a plot on the west side do you guys think? And how well do they stand the summer drought? I won't be.home consistently to water....

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2017, 05:35:18 PM »
Is it too late to plant a plot on the west side do you guys think? And how well do they stand the summer drought? I won't be.home consistently to water....
Definitely not too late.

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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2017, 07:00:55 PM »
Is it too late to plant a plot on the west side do you guys think? And how well do they stand the summer drought? I won't be.home consistently to water....

Technically - it's called 'the wet side'. Gotta get with the program dude!  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
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Re: Putting in new food plots for 2017
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2017, 01:08:20 AM »
I know I know, I did a fair amount of damage to the tractor a few days before I went to Alaska for work! So there it sat, in the middle of the plot and I almost planted around it lol, though I'm home next week and it will be ready to plant an.acre in a day or two, just hoping it can root