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Update from 5-30-10. Coming along nicely. Think I made a mistake and over-seeded the sunflowers. Oh well, deer will eat them back. Thanks for looking.







 

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Looks nice, PCM will be happy, he won't mind a bit.
 

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I think I might just quit posting in this forum. Seems all my posts are the center for jabs and harrassment.
 

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Just joking bud, sorry if I offended you. It looks good like I already stated. I've been seeing some nice bucks in velvet already in Potter and with your plot you should have some monsters.
 

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that brings up an interesting point. Since bucks are already growing their antlers, is this plot coming in too late to be a benefit to antler growth? Is it more of a winter food source?
 

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It will still benefit them to put on weight and some antler growth throughout the summer. I would like to have solid clover plot that comes up in early spring, so they have that instant food source, but I feel that fattening them up for winter and winter feeding is more important. I just do what I can, having just this small peice of property.

The deer hit my plots hard throughout the summer, then virtually no use through the fall (need to find something that brings them in during archery), then crushed again from mid December on. This past rifle season was the first the first time we harvested a deer on the property since we started plotting this area 5 years ago. My dad got it the last day, and it was just a three year old 7 point.
 

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Plot is looking good!

I do think your plot will give them some added nutrition during the antler growing process, but will also help the does and young ones get ready for winter.

We plant several fall plots, just to help the deer fatten up before the snow sets in.
 

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Have you tried planting corn for early fall? Or what about oats, sorghum or turnips? Those are some good late season crops.
 

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Corn would be great, but we have a serious bear problem. I tried corn once, and the bears destroyed it. If I had 4-5 acres, it might be worth it.

The deer seem to be real picky here. I've had plots full of oats and sorghum. They never even looked at them. The love the turnips, but again, wont touch them until it snows.
 

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Tried that too. Used the Biologic Biomass mix. They hit the beans, but only after the sunflowers were gone. Little nervous planting almost exclusive sunflowers this year, but we'll see. Haven't had one deer on the camera's yet in the plot or mineral sites near the plot. I think my neighbor put in some major plots this year, so I might be up the creek.

Oh well, still alot of fun to watch it grow. The fiance and my mom are real happy about the sunflowers making the plot "pretty".
 

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They are looking great again this year man. Too bad you dont grow em this good on my side of the hill.
You'll get a nice draw once the apples come, if they come and the plots to go with them. I'll find out if your neighbor put in monster plots when I see him next. I would assume he did, he lives and breathes QDMA.

PS. Relax, calm down, do it right by doin it light. Remember the wealth of knowledge Mr Pentz delivered to us in highschool.
 

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PCM's probably already got a tree stand or two set up, with some deer cocaine at the base of his tree.
 

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Yeah I know when he's been up on the ridge bow hunting. Start seeing 8 points limping around!
 

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Tried that too. Used the Biologic Biomass mix. They hit the beans, but only after the sunflowers were gone. Little nervous planting almost exclusive sunflowers this year, but we'll see. Haven't had one deer on the camera's yet in the plot or mineral sites near the plot. I think my neighbor put in some major plots this year, so I might be up the creek.

Oh well, still alot of fun to watch it grow. The fiance and my mom are real happy about the sunflowers making the plot "pretty".

just mix soybeans and green beans, no sunflowers and other junk....

i realy dont like the mixes because the stuff that the deer utilize the least chokes out the more benifical plants.
 

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Hey now, that only happened 1 time in my life. Worst experience ever though. You ever see one bleed that much and live? Have never once used a rage again since that day. Baffles me still as I replay that shot in my head over and over again. Ended up killing a bigger buck 2 days later though.

How many did you put in for R.E.? Those ones on your uncles land don't do anything for me as they are always on the other side of the valley but its nice to know the deer are getting fat up there anyway. I gotta get mine mowed this week, just got the junk mower fixed.
 
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