Just looking to talk some food plot ideas - What do you guys have the best luck with for a late season plot? Do you do anything special for fall plot preps? How about some pictures of bucks taken off kill plots? 137 days till archery opener...
Fall food plot
Appreciate this thread and have read it a couple times now. I picked up 40 acres last year and a couple food plots are definately planned. The 40 has ag on 2 sides, but is surrounded by ag and dairy farms. Have 2 "meadows" cleared out and just reading as much as I can take in on this. The 40 is by Brussels and full of deer and turkeys until the farmers get their crops out, so need something to help keep them around. Last year the farmer next door was spreading manure and the wind was right! I wasn't worried at all about deer smelling me! Lol!
Liebe you can plant it in August and go back every month and just toss more on top the spil before a rain. That is the joy of Winter Rye. It will grow with no tilling. I have been doing this for several years.
now that it has been cold for a bit the deer are digging through the snow and hitting the winter rye pretty good
Planted Winter Rye for the first time this year in late August, it grew really fast and the deer hammered it the first 2 to 3 weeks. After that it was just ok. If I plant it again I would try late October or early Nov. I'm in the Sheboygan area if that helps.
My plots have been very quiet lately. Not sure what to make of it. Weather? Not palatable? Better food in the area maybe. I haven’t hunted yet so my property is not pressured.
Planted 3 acres of rye, oats, peas and tillage radish and the plots are beautiful and the deer hammered the radish greens but haven’t been utilizing them much now that the radish greens are mostly gone. Hopefully the rye gets more activity with colder weather but so far it’s been a little bit of a disappointment. Learning experience for sure!
Mature does are bred first, produce first fawns . They are sexually mature in secondary rut . I have seen a pair playing the game on New years day . Produce single ,late fawns . Not many survive the first winter .
Back to food plots. Today I tossed an apple core on my lawn after driving up . After fish fry there were two does on the spot . Not more than 30 few from house with the yard light on .
I don’t think it has any wildlife value. From what I’ve researched, it’s toxic and a pain in the butt to get rid of. I wonder if it was in the evolved harvest mix. Pretty sure it’s native to the southeast U.S. but not sure about the Midwest.
Do Deer eat it?