Trying to do better

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by jlane35, May 29, 2020.

  1. jlane35

    jlane35 Well-Known Member

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    I stopped to look at one plot quick this morning. Thank god for my exclusion cage or I would been disappointed. The last 3 days I’ve been getting 30-40 pictures, of multiple deer, every night. The deer ate every buckwheat plant down to a stub, I only found a few winter pea plants compared to what I saw a week or so ago., and the brassica are half the size of the exclusion cage plants. The winter rye, oats and crimson clover are the real winners here and I have thank you guys again for that.
     
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    Here is the plot I was referring to.
     
  3. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    There should be a cage in every plot, but I fall short of that sometimes. It really is a help in gauging your success.
     
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    Catscratch has a good point about diversity. You can really learn a lot about your soils, weather risks, and deer by putting down more species than you think are necessary. It might seem like you are spending more money than necessary when you do it, but what you learn from that will pay dividends down the road. I try to put in complex mixes initially on a new plot and then simplify them based on what is working from the different mixes I have applied over a period of years.
     
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