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post #1 of 19 Old 12-20-2013, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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food plot questions

The area in red is the area I am focusing on. It is about 12 acres. The green shapes surround the areas that have been cleared and I am planting. The blue circles are water sources that always have water.

I have already planted white clover and some fruit trees. I am wanting more perennials in hopes of keeping deer and turkey there.

I am planting on alfalfa and chicory. I will plant turnips, onions, wheat, buck wheat in the fall but looking for other options to include in my plan.




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post #2 of 19 Old 12-20-2013, 02:34 PM
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And the question is...............?
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And the question is...............?
Other things to consider in my plan.

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You must be retired as that sounds like fun. I wish I had the time and the land...

Also, a friend of mine grows food on his property just for the deer.


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You must be retired as that sounds like fun. I wish I had the time and the land...

Also, a friend of mine grows food on his property just for the deer.
Not retired just very busy and want to get some good use out of my land.

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Just make sure no equines can get to the area where you have the buckwheat... it's poisonous to them.

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Just make sure no equines can get to the area where you have the buckwheat... it's poisonous to them.
I don't own any and there are none wild in my area.

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Have u considered soybeans?
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What's growing around u? Where r u?
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Have u considered soybeans?
Thanks, I will check into that.

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What's growing around u? Where r u?
Oak trees.
about 15 miles south of Fort Leonard Wood MO. zip is 65570

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Any other food plots nearby ? or in other words, can u draw and keep the deer on ur place? Sounds like u have a great place
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Any other food plots nearby ? or in other words, can u draw and keep the deer on ur place? Sounds like u have a great place

There are mostly woods and fields for grazing cows. People have food plots around the area, usually wheat. I usually plant one using wheat, I have had up to 5 deer on it. They always seem to disapear when hunting season starts. I want some that keeps deer and turkey coming back year round.

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There are mostly woods and fields for grazing cows. People have food plots around the area, usually wheat. I usually plant one using wheat, I have had up to 5 deer on it. They always seem to disapear when hunting season starts. I want some that keeps deer and turkey coming back year round.
It would seem once established that your overall plan should accomplish that. As long as they feel secure and have low hunting pressure in theory they should stick around. I would set up some trail cams in the areas to gain insight on travel routes and productivity before and after the planting.
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Deer round here love soybeans and corn. Acorns are always good to have around too.

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