Drought and Survival

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by dogghr, Aug 13, 2021.

  1. OkieKubota

    OkieKubota Moderator Staff Member

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    Posting these photos pains me...this is the driest our place has been since we purchased it in 2014. I have never seen the waterhole anywhere near this low since we built it. This plot was lush deep clover until the rains stopped back in July. Mid August we had several days showing good rain per the forecast and since the clover had completely dried up I tried to put down wheat and turnips only to get a total of 1/10th” of rain and then the faucet completely shut off again. That 1/10th came on August 13th and here it is the 14th of September and we have had 0 since and none in the forecast for at least 2 more weeks...[​IMG]

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    For reference this is what it looked like a couple months back...

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  2. KSQ2

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    That’s tough Okie, hope the rains come soon. It’s dry here too, but nothing like that!
     
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  3. dogghr

    dogghr Well-Known Member

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    Wow that is really dry. How are acorns your place this year??
    I agree worst drought effects I’ve seen since buying 2009. I thot ‘18 fall drought was bad but this one crazy. My bottom plots have recovered some but upper ones still dirt. First time not having brassica since owning.
    And I suspect acorn drop will be very early this year due to stress.


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    That's a shame, especially since I've seen your pics of that field in the most beautiful clover. Hopefully the rains come, but it looks like it's a little late for your fall plots.
     
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    It’s DRY in western NC. Not more than a few tenths since Ida. Slight chance this week but nothing substantial.


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  6. OkieKubota

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    White oaks are aborting but the deer are still all over them...green and all. Gonna be a tough year I think...
     
  7. OkieKubota

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    I fear you are right. Rain is a really scarce commodity here.
     
  8. KSQ2

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    Last night there was a 120 mile wide swath of storms about 40 miles deep. They came right to our doorstep and just disappeared. I’m hoping Catscratch got some good rain out of them. I’ve never seen the Verdigris river so full and the ground cracks so large at the same time. The heavens just keep opening up north of us but not down here.
     

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