Starting from Scratch.

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by Deadeye, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. HB_Hunter

    HB_Hunter Active Member

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    Good luck with the deer and the health issues! The plots look good.


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  2. Deadeye

    Deadeye Active Member

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    This plot has turned out the best it gets lots of sun and holds water, that may be the key.

    The other plots are doing”ok” but nothing great.

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  3. Deadeye

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    I will do an Update on the Plots once I get there later today. The Boy took a small Doe during the Doe Days, but so far that has been it. Coyotes are really bad here we have found. Once they found his garbage pile (which I had him put way away from Camp) the woods lit up with them. They also found another pile where we heard shooting that day. Them things was at it all night. There must be several packs from the sound of it. I am taking a Shotgun along this trip with my Rifle. If I get a Buck, especially near dark, I might need it to protect the meat and myself. Also leaving my carry 7 shot 9mm at home and taking the 13 shot .40 instead. Them buggers better let me alone or they will pay.
     
  4. Deadeye

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    Well I'd have to say from my point of view, most of the Food Plots were a BUST. The Clover Field looks to have promise but the rest look terrible.
    I will wait to see what happens in the Spring, as I still see some growth of Clover in most of the places, but I'm thinking a Soil Test is in order to see if I want to try and proceed with this any further. This area, according to my neighbor, has been a Timber Property for growing Pines for just about forever. Lost of Pine Needles have been dropped over the years and may take more Lime and Money than I am willing to pour into it at this time.

    If this land was mine, I would not care and would be clearing some land of Pines and creating more "field" areas. Since I can not do that I have what I have and will need to wait until they do a Thinning to open up areas.

    The Soil Test will be the tell all.

    I have also found a Florida Based Company that blends seed for Plots based on our Florida Soils. That might be worth looking into as well.
     

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