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  1. #11
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    ol' Airborne hunted for many years (bow) but hims never did it like y'all do it.

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    Food plots are just good land management. The same stuff that attracts/feeds the deer also feeds the squirrels, turkeys, grouse etc. A good food plot system is good for the herd in general. If a mature deer or two is shot off the plot it's no diffirent that havesting them where there are no food plots, except every animal that doesn't get shot benefits. People who are serious enough about their property are not going to blast every deer that comes to the buffet.

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    OK, the results!

    Through the end of november it was all oats. Around mid-january the oats got burnt a little from the cold, at which point the wheat passed the oats in the most use. What surprised me was the hsg ryegrass. It was late november before it got touched, but since the deer have kept it mowed. It was the only plot that had that mowed to the ground look. Not at all what I was expecting, will be trying it again next year.

    Some additional info, the oats got too big. Probably due to warm winter and little early on the planting time. They had respectable use even after they were a foot+ tall until they got got cold burnt in January.
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    That was a great idea putting it into different orders from entry point. Should be interesting to observe over a period of time. Sounds like you have a good handle on things, hope you get the results your looking for.
    You cant catch'em if your baits not in tha water.

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    Would it be feasable on smaller plots(1 - 2 acres or less) to plant a mix of oats and wheat?

    I've had poor results with my winter plots and looking to do better this coming year.

    Thanks,
    Eddie

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    Absolutely! You do not need big acreage to pull of a grain plot like you would with soybeans or corn.

    Tell me what you have been doing and I'll try to find your trouble.
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    Mr Carver...

    Sorry for the EXtremely slow response. So here's what I did this year..

    About 2 weeks ago, I planted a mix of oats and clover(planted the clover just as a c.y.a move) in two seperate fields; one about 1 acre the other about 2 acres. I planted this anticipating rain and lucked out for once that the forcasts were correct. The plots are looking really good at this point, the oats are close to 2 inches tall and the clover maybe a 1/2 inch. After rereading your previous reports, now I'm a little worried about the oats getting "too big". Thoughts??? Would also be intertested in more info about the hsg ryegrass.

    Anyway, good reports and keep'em coming. Would be very intrested to see a spring/summer "side by side contest" with timeframes and the results.

    Eddie

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