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Old 03-29-2009, 07:23 AM
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I am re planting several food plots here in southern wisconsin this spring, and i was wondering what's everybodys favorite and their recomadations. Thanks for the info.
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Old 03-29-2009, 04:10 PM
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I have given up on spring/summer plots...always gets soooo dry that everthing I have planted dies out. I now try to plant all of my plots in Sept. Over the past 10 yrs or so I have tried just about everything from Whitetail Inst. and Biologic with mediocre success in getting the deer to hit it very hard. Now I just go to my local farm seed store and get winter oats and winter peas. They sell them by the bushell and is WAAAAYYY cheaper than the commercial hunting products.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:09 PM
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I am goin to use alfafa , chicory and clover all in the same food plot this year
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:34 AM
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I also don't mess with spring, summer plots, to much money, the deer have plenty to eat at that time any way.

What I have done is to spend the money on (SPRING TIME) mineral supplements and noticed a definite difference in antler mass.

I live in the south so I plant on Memorial day weekend - Oats - peas - Sugar Beets (SECRET WEAPON)

The beets take 55 days to make and the deer won't mess with them much till after a frost or two, then the feeding frenzy is on.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:46 AM
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wat ya want to do is go to the county shop and get salt that they didnt use on the road and make a pile of that near your stand...as for the food plot, i would just till it up and plant lettuce and pumpkins, deer go wild for that sh**. and in one corner id plant maybe some cockleburr just for cover...but as for my food plot...there might be some mary jane in there!
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:01 PM
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Well we are going to put in some corn, beans, and clover. Corn just to leave it standing through the winter.
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Old 04-02-2009, 04:34 PM
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Early season plot--clover/alfalfa mix.

Late season--planting a late seasonplot in late Aug/early Sept of 1/2 brassicas, 1/2 winter wheat and oats mix..Maybe some rye in there as well.


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Old 04-03-2009, 08:27 AM
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we usually plant clover, winter wheat, turnips and winter peas along with our farmingcrops
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:36 AM
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chickory, clover, turnips, and collards. Oh, and some Lima beans.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:52 AM
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I have about 8 acres in alfalfa (not really a food plot, but the deer love it anyway), 2 acres in clover, and 2 in turnips (planted in the late summer). That is this season's plan anyway. Might put corn in the turnip plot next year.
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