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NEW FOOD SOURCE???

Old 08-13-2007, 08:58 AM
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ALRIGHT KIDS, QUESTION FOR THE CLASS. ALL OF A SUDDEN I'M THINKING (AND READING ABOUT) JAPANESE HONEYSUCKLE.
I KNOW IT'S INVAISIVE, WHICH UNDER A SOMEWHAT OF A CONTROLLED SITUATION TO ME MEANS, EASY TO ESTABLISH. WHAT I'M READING IS THAT IT'S A WINNER IN THE WHITETAIL DIET. HIGH IN PROTEIN. SOUNDS EASY ENOUGH TO ME. LET ALONE WE HAVE ABOUT 200 YARDS OF IT ON OUR PERIMETER FENCE AT WORK FROM WHICH TO PROPAGATE IT FROM FOR NO-THING....

ANY THOUGHTS????
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Old 08-13-2007, 12:07 PM
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More trouble than it's worth unless you're setting it loose on scrub land that has no purpose, might also get you in dutch with the fish and game folks.
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Old 08-13-2007, 08:16 PM
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It is a valuable and desirable deer food where I live in Maryland. Our deer become highly dependent on honeysuckle beginning in January. By end of March they have eaten every leaf as high as they can reach. They eat very little of the vine and the plants return with a vengance, replacing the green leaves and then some. If it will grow well where you live, I'd say propagating plants might add value to your land for deer. Good luck.
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Old 08-15-2007, 06:48 AM
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Deer love it here so much I have a hard time getting it started in new places. Never seen it invasive where deer live. They keep it pruned nicely.
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Old 08-15-2007, 09:10 PM
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I cannot Speak for Japaneese Honeysuckle - but can talk about Morrow's Honeysuckle which is a close relative.

Morrow's is very invasive and our deer ignore it for everything but cover. We have alot of it - apparently there was talk in the 40's -50's about it as "natural fencing" for cows -(at least that is what I was always told). If Japanese Honeysuckle is anything like it - and you own the land - I'd say "Steer Cleer".



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