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    Default First Food Plot with a Question

    After a 20 year layoff I started hunting again last year. Usually just put out corn and apples. I have even hung a bag of apples from a mesh sack on a limb above the ground to attract deer and it seems to work good.

    This September I plant a small section for a food plot to see how it would do and it looks good. I had left the fence up around the garden area since the deer would have destoryed the food plot before it had a chance to grow.

    My question is: The food plot seems to be established good. I usually hunt this area when gun season starts the week of Thanksgiving (bow hunt around the oaks on other parts of the property). I was thinking about taking the fence down a week before Thanksgiving. Should I wait till then or take it down now?

    I have a lot of tracks in the field but they have not crossed into the food plot. We have tons of acorns right now and they are eating those.

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    Default Re: First Food Plot with a Question

    Nice plot,brassicas?Deer love the acorns for sure.Looks like a fairly small plot,I would think the deer would devour that rather quickly.

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    Default Re: First Food Plot with a Question

    This is a mixture I bought at my farm supply dealer. One type is greens, everything from turnips, radish, peas, etc. The other is oats and peas. Two of the rows are 20' x 180' with the other 30-40' x 180'.

    My thinking was they may eat it down quickly. Thats why I wanted to wait until the week before gun season to take the fence down. But a few friends are saying take it down now since there are a abundance of acorns this year.
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    Default Re: First Food Plot with a Question

    Have so many acorns in this part of the state that deer are not using food plots much.

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    Default Re: First Food Plot with a Question

    Healthy looking plants. Have you taken the fence down, yet? Please post a pic after a couple of weeks of no fence.

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    Default Re: First Food Plot with a Question

    I took the fence down this past weekend, 10/3/12. I put the camera up and plan to go get it this weekend. Due to dial up at home I will post new pics next week.
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