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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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I have private land I want to try plant food plots for deer, Just wondering opinions on what plants you had success with and any other info that is helpful... NO NEGATIVE COMMENTS PLEASE!!

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-28-2014, 11:56 PM
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Re: food plots

Do a soil test. That will give you an idea of what you should or shouldn't plant. Also, must consider lay of the land, what direction it slopes, what time of year do you want the deer to use it, how much time for maintenance do you have.

To have a successful food plot, there are many things to consider. Ones who want to plow the ground and throw seed down will be disappointed.

Having said that, IMO Whitetail Institute seed products are the way to go. No matter how your soil test comes out or how your land is, they have something that will work.
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Re: food plots

How much land do you have that you want to put into plots? Do you have any tillage equipment? When do you plan to hunt them...bow or gun season?

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Re: food plots

KF - There are definitely some questions that need answered before we can provide much in the way of suggestions for you.

A soil test is a must, as stated by archerydude21. They are only $9 from Penn State, and it only takes a few minutes to gather the soil sample.

Some additional questions I would add to the mix:

How much sun is it going to get?
Do you want a perennial plot? Or a plot that you will plant every year?
Do you have high deer density?
Do you have access to a local ag co-op or seed salesman?
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Re: food plots

See few threads down for this;
'Weekly growth of Whitetail Institute PowerPlant'
Lots of ideas, look for more threads about same subject and you may find what you're looking for

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Re: food plots

I had this article in a different category and then someone took it upon themselves to move my post to here and had not looked at this category before so i have read the other ones now thank you

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 01:43 AM
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Re: food plots

KF You had posted it in a wrong category and a moderator apparently moved it to the correct spot..This is your 6th post , in time you will figure where certain items need to be...Welcome to HPA.
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