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Offline fishnfur

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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2018, 04:23:05 PM »
Thank you!  I'll check that out.  Fireweed doesn't seem to grow down here, or at least I've never seen it in abundance in the commercial timberlands.  I've read the reports about how much BTs love the stuff.  I figure that if you're trying to attract them, you might as well include the browse they love. 

Good article too.  I'll spend some time with that one.  Most scientific studies I've read on BT forage place Blackberries at/near the top of the list; sometimes up to 65% of the diet, though Fireweed is always on that list as well.  Geographic variance in browse species available seems to dictate what they eat during each season.  Your article points out the importance of ensuring the abundance of highly digestible/high protein winter browse, as it is key in maintaining a healthy thriving deer population throughout the year.  Good stuff!
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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2018, 06:27:26 PM »
That BC article is great reading, nice that it shows you the important plants for the different seasons. The place lusted above is where I got on fire weed seeds from also
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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2018, 10:31:30 AM »
Order placed.  Any recommendations on cold moist stratification of the Fireweed seeds and the timing for "planting"?
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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #63 on: March 10, 2018, 07:58:33 PM »
Plant roses they love them

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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #64 on: March 10, 2018, 10:13:39 PM »
Just feed them...your better off..

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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #65 on: March 15, 2018, 09:39:57 PM »
Wanted to follow up on this thread with an update. I think it was @fishnfur who mentioned the noisy river at my property may be a problem.

I moved all my cameras back off the river to quieter places—either behind something to obstruct the sound or just far enough away that is wasn’t loud. Saw WAY more deer. I think the noise must have been the problem. Thanks again for that suggestion.

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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #66 on: March 15, 2018, 10:07:23 PM »
Glad to hear that helped. 

BTW, since we were talking about planting deer food, and after re-evaluating my (poor) success in growing cedar in partial sun and shade, I'd reiterate that if you want to grow something well and quickly, full sun is the only way to go. 
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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #67 on: March 19, 2018, 10:21:59 AM »
Deer cocaine legal these days?

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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #68 on: March 20, 2018, 08:56:57 PM »
Deer cocaine legal these days?
For you or the deer?

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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #69 on: March 29, 2018, 05:11:09 AM »
I use clover king from outdoor pride, i have about 1/2 acre plot and it normally gets atleast 5 deer per day

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Re: Blacktail food plot
« Reply #70 on: March 29, 2018, 11:06:13 PM »
Good choice!  A couple of heavy-producing apple trees and some hiding/travel cover on the periphery and you'll be set for life.
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