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Looking for some feedback. 

I have had great success with evolved harvest mega plot. Comes up fast, ton's of forage. 

This year I have the following I want to plant.

Evolved Harvest 7 card stud
Imperial Whitetail clover
Tecomate chickory, wicked greens, clover, trophy radish, and canola. 

My club mainly plants a grains mix, and our liming and fertilizing isn't what it needs to be. I am going to be planting several small plots of my own, using procal lime (4 50 pound bags raises the PH on an acre 1 full point) and fertilizer. I have enough seed to plant 2.5 acre's. 

I got a monsanto number to be able to get round up ready soybeans. I planted regular ones this summer, and trying to keep weeds at bay and needing 2 different herbicides that cost $$ compared to roundup makes paying extra for the GMO seed a no brainer for me. 

So every plot I plant will have clover in it, to add nitrogen. And then soybeans or lablab in the spring..... 
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No favorites, we plant a bunch. Corn, soy beans, clover, cow peas, brassicas, buck forage oats, and more.

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Here we’re not allowed to purposely use bait for deer.
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Here we’re not allowed to purposely use bait for deer.



We aren’t allowed to bait either, food plots are considered feed not bait. Really no different than most food crops that farmers bitch about the deer eating.😂
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

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 Normally around here we put out corn piles.... still legal but I've found that piles of sweet potatoes or peanuts work good when you cover them in molasses.
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 Everything works good with molasses!! Don't use it much these days. Not having as many "new" hunters come out. I could take a father, son to a stand that I had been baiting and ride past them and freshen up the pile and before I got out of hearing distance they would have deer in the pile.....

The good ole days.....

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:


Normally around here we put out corn piles.... still legal but I've found that piles of sweet potatoes or peanuts work good when you cover them in molasses.



Apples work great as do Cider pressing all winter long.


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 I bait for kids to hunt Sgt D just like you say.   IF I know I have a duo coming I'll keep a couple bottles handy to pour out a couple hours ahead of time.  Draws them in quick.
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Goes with everything!  Big smile
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Well I took a jar of molasses out and poured it on 3 of my mineral sites, so we shall see how long it takes them to find it......
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Buckwheat in summer, Austrian winter peas in not summer. You don't have to dig deep to get those to sprout. Buckwheat will sprout on a wet rock. Winter peas almost. These are soil builders I also use in fallow sections of my vegetable garden.

Thinking of doing throw 'n' mow alyce clover here back of the house. 

GA just passed baiting. My actual spots on the club will just have corn feeders and mineral licks of cow mineral mixed in with dirt in a hole. 
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Turnips they stay in the ground till late in the year. Add ladino clover and you will draw them in.
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The bonus of turnips is they make great reactive targets after deer season. Practicing your quick draw and blowing turnips pieces 20' high is amusing.
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I like turnip greens.... Wink

My plan is to add clover to everything I plant. I want to be building nitrogen. I need to add some winter peas too. I don't think the deer on my lease eat them like they did on a place I used to hunt. 

Man I planted some there, they hit them like they say they hit soybeans. Mowed all them down, pulled up by the root, in one night. 
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They like grapes too.



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Well I got one plot planted. Took a 5 gallon bucket with me, and made 3 trips to the ag lime pile out there too. So it got 150 pounds of Ag lime, 100 pounds procal lime, 50 pounds of triple 17, 40 pounds of triple 13, a bag of 7 card stud, and about half a pound of canola crave. 

Then got my second spot disked up and added 3 bucket of ag lime to it. 

I sprayed my soy bean field with 2-4db, only 2 Tbsp per gallon, and it looks like the beans didn't care for it to much either. So it may get the disk this weekend.... 

It is amazing how fast i can disk up some ground with that ground hog max if there isn't a bunch of vegetation. 
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