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FOOD PLOTS?

Old 07-11-2007, 01:41 PM
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I live in West Michigan and I am working on 6-7 food plots for my 40 acre property. These plots are 1/2 acre or smaller. Besides corn and soy beans, what are some other good choices? Rape? Biologic?Clover? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:53 PM
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MONSTER PLOTS!!! Guy is from Michigan that owns it and my GOD does it grow.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:56 PM
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Up where you leave a mix of ceral grains (wheat, rye, triticalia), winter peas, a clover, and brassica like purple top turnups.

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Old 07-12-2007, 10:58 AM
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For smaller sized hunting plots like you mentioned, I would steer away from the beans and corn you mentioned and take a very close look at Pike's suggestions above. A mix of cereal grains along with some brassicas would be an excellent choice. Good luck with your plots and keep us posted as to what you went with and how they do throughout the season. Good luck and good huntin'
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:28 PM
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There's alot to be said for a big plot - maybe 2 acres if you can - plus the few smaller plots.

A large plot becomes a way of life for deer - instead of a midnight snack. I'm not discouraging the small plot - but there's nothing like the security of a field plot - 2 acres+ - even if you never hunt on it.

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