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    Default Food Plots

    I am aware that this is the wrong forum, however there is so much information out there that I would like to know what would be a good food plot to plant for deer? plan on plowing a couple and using a spring tooth harrow to level it not talking about large plots.

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    Default Re: Food Plots

    Fisherman:

    I put out food plots for both deer and turkey/quail. Have a couple 1 acres plots of clover, but also plant 2-4 acres of sunflower in spring, couple acres of milo and 2-3 of soybean. In the fall I usually will plant rye or wheat to overwinter on the plots, but will leave some of the milo standing through the winter.

    Paul

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    Veteran Member Slamfire's Avatar
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    Default Re: Food Plots

    Chufa is good for small plots, cause it is pretty expensive. You plant it in the spring. It looks like grass, and has a nut, like a peanut on the roots.

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    Default Re: Food Plots

    Fisherman if you go to < Tndeer.com> and select the forum named "Quality Deer Management" there is a world of information about food plots. It is a Tennesse site but the land is similiar to yours.
    Pay special attention to post by Grandaddy and BSK as they are both experts and make their living advising about food plots and other deer information.

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    Super Star Member Egon's Avatar
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    Default Re: Food Plots

    The Deer up here like Buckwheat and winter rye and anything that looks like a garden plant.

    Egon

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    Default Re: Food Plots

    Fisherman, what is your soil like? Is it rich bottomland or well drained hills? That will make a difference.

    I like the products from The Whitetail Institute. They offer Whitetail Clover for rich moist soils, and Alfarack for well drained soils. There are many other products out there that a person can plant, but one of these is all that is really needed. They will provide plenty of protein rich forage for deer, turkey, and other wildlife.

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    Default Re: Food Plots

    Click on the individual products and you can get seed types/ratios they contain for ideas.
    Seedland

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    Default Re: Food Plots

    We sell equipment to prepare food plots nationwide and also have a couple plots on our farm--Whitetail clover is really good for deer as well as scattered apple trees,wheat, corn, milo,alfalfa, etc (we stay away from the expensive commercial mix as they are not usually designed for central Ky anyway)--I try to make the plots usable for, deer,doves, turkey and most native wildlife to the area-- 2 weeks ago, I saw 6 Bucks, 3 Doe and 9 Gobblers in the span of 1 day--Been busy getting our 2nd new store ready to open and have not checked the plots in a few days--Ken Sweet
    Sweet Farm Equipment Co *Since 1977*

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    Super Star Member Egon's Avatar
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    Default Re: Food Plots

    Whitetail clover

    What type of clover is this? I still have a few acres to plant.
    Thanks.

    Egon

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    Default Re: Food Plots

    http://www.whitetailinstitute.com/ <font color="blue"> </font> There's the link for Whitetail clover.I planted some in the spring of 02',never seen a deer eating it.

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