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Spring food plots

Spring food plots
« on: May 17, 2017, 08:21:16 AM »
Having fun with ol 1958  johnny popper 520 mowing winter wheat and mixed grass keep tender for deer to graze during summer months also no -till planting sorghum for winter feed for wildlife from song birds to big game it's about 7 acres where I plant for game give them something to eat during cold months

 
Planting sorghum this spring then come in this fall where mowing now no-till wheat /rye spot plant turnips

Ordering 30 pheasant chicks to raise and release this fall in sorghum see get them started on farm


Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 08:30:15 AM »
Good luck !   :)

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Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 10:42:18 AM »
Nice! I'm thinking about planting a little 1/4-1/2 acre plot this year myself.
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Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 10:51:52 AM »
A great idea.Should keep animals and birds in your area.Turnips have worked well in plots for me also.Deer eat the tops and then go for turnips in the ground later.Popping Johnnys are classic.Here is a model M we still use at the homeplace.Disk,shred, and use it for hauling.Growing up I did a lot of squirrel hunting with dogs in the creek bottoms behind the house.Of course if dogs were treeing and I was stilling killing squirrels I stayed too late in the bottom and it would get dark before I got out of the bottoms.When I wasn't back at dark Mama or Daddy would crank up the popping Johnny and I could hear it and come out directly to it.
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Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 05:34:41 PM »
I notice deer/turkeys  are heavier and healthy looking also with winter feed

Terminator, nice model M them old classic run forever I just don't know what it is I sure do love running them

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Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 07:13:54 AM »
Has anyone used the no till products?
My nephew hunts on my farm in an area that can only be reached on foot. It is a higher ground spot that is surrounded by a swamp. I told him I thought it was just a gimmick, but I would ask around and try to get an answer.
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Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 09:08:58 AM »
I have used the Imperial no tilt seed. When I lived in Wisconsin we would rake the leaves off the old logging roads and put down alittle fertilizer and the seed.
It would work great, it was like a green line going thru the woods  and the deer loved it
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Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 09:40:21 AM »
What a great idea for the logging roads! I will have my nephew rake up his spot and spread some seed and fertilizer. He might as do the same on the trail leading in and out of his hunting spot.
We hunt out of 6x6 ft shacks with holes cut out for windows and have a little propane heater. My nephew carried his disassembled shack there and put it back together. He has about a 1/4 mile to carry everything. It must be nice to be so young and committed to do that.
Thanks for the info .257
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Re: Spring food plots
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 03:06:27 PM »
1/4 mile is a hop,skip and a jump
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