First foodplot has me excited!

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  1. jclaws

    jclaws PMA Member

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    My inlaws own a 100 acre farm that i live on but i rarely hunt,My wife hunts it every year though.On the back of the property there is a small couple acre secluded field that has cedar trees on three sides.Ive never hunted it because i couldnt find a tree to hunt out of,so last year i went in and cut a cedar tree out and hung a treestand in it.I hunted it a few times and saw a boat load of deer,Just no shooters.The land around it is managed for deer so i decided a couple weeks ago to take the tractor back and do some tilling.I couldnt afford to plant the whole field so i tilled up two seperate spots.I planted one in clover and put some turnips and rape around the edges,and the other field is just turnips and rape.Last week we finally got some rain so i went back last saturday to check it and i was excited to see some growth.I just thought i would share some pics.
    The date on the camera is wrong.
    The first picture is where my stand is.
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    This is the field i put in around my stand.I figured since i dont have many options for stand placement and i would just make the deer come to me.This is the clover field.After reading on here i wish i would have put some winter rye in it also.But im new to foodplots.
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    And this is the turnip field.
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    This is the growth i have so far.
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    Looks like a dynamite spot.
     
  4. spitndrum

    spitndrum yella acern

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    dang man i bet it took some time to prep that. looks really good
     
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    scottonbuck Active Member

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    Joe its not to late to put some rye in clover plot, its pretty cheap insurance for a good clover stand and dynamite to hunt over, great weed control come spring so saves money on Herbicide. should I go on and its only $12.00 a bag. I am planting some rye this weekend for both another guy and myself.
    Looks like a dynamite spot and I am sure I will see some harvest pics from your wife over those turnips. If you need some rye let me know.
     
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    X2 Good advice here! Looks like you need a blind back in there, should be a killer spot!
     
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    Add the rye as stated above... just go and broadcast it over the clover. Looks like an AWESOME spot
     
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    Looks great! Seems you've done your research -- my first plot didn't look ANYTHING like that unfortunately.
     
  9. bowman

    bowman Super Moderator

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    Looks awesome! I just broadcast some cerial rye last weekend into an existing plot that hadn't done too well and had lots of open dirt. I'd give it a try based on what Dbltree and others have said on here. Good luck!:way:
     
  10. JakeWym

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    Looks pretty sweet. Hope to see a harvest pic on it some day.
     
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    I think that is the nicest soil prep I have ever seen! Great job and good luck!
     
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    Looks good Joe...Wouldn't surprize me if you shoot a 200 incher on it.
     
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    that's the way my food plots look,,barren. No matter what you plant in them, you need water to get a crop.
     

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