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Old 12-04-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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Been real dry around my place, no rain since early October. I planted purple top turnips, Daikon radish, Elbon rye, clover and forage oats. The radishes and turnips are huge, but the rest of the seed has laid dormant because of the drought. Hoping for rain this week.

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Old 12-04-2017, 04:27 PM   #2
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The field with the brush pile in it is near a creek and an adjoining pasture. The pasture is right at 1/4 mile wide. In the evenings you can sit at one end of the food plot and watch the does walk single file across the 1/4 mile pasture to get to the turnips. That pasture has my cattle in so there is no trees or cover, I was amazed the first time I seen it. I would not think they would cross open ground like that.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:33 PM   #3
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You must have had more rain than me. Mine came up and died. Wait til you get a freeze the turnips will turn sweet and the deer will go nuts over them.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:36 PM   #4
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My plot came in real good this year. Rain came just in time.

Deer won't even touch the corn but they'll sit in this field all day. More of it to the left of this pic.
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Old 12-04-2017, 09:51 PM   #5
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Plot in Collin is going great, peas, wheat, oats, clover, chicory, and brassicas.


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Old 12-04-2017, 10:48 PM   #6
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You must have had more rain than me. Mine came up and died. Wait til you get a freeze the turnips will turn sweet and the deer will go nuts over them.
Well the turnip and radish tops are starting to turn yellow as you can see in the pics. I hope a little moisture will help germinate the rye and oats.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:59 PM   #7
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I planted wheat and daikon radish with some Austrian winter peas thrown in. My plots look like a golf course. Deer are keeping them mowed !
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:02 PM   #8
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Boy they have mowed that down Drycreek. I was worried you quit farming.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:10 PM   #9
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Itís been really dry around my house, too. I worked a little harder than usual this year on plot preparation & fertilizing, thank goodness. I have 17 acres between 3 plots at the house that are looking good, for now. Getting a good rain tonight, so they should be good for the duration.

The deer are just now starting to hit them decently because there are still dry acorns in the woods. This rain and the cold snap later this week should help me out. Iíve got a couple big boys that should be getting hungry soon.
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:15 PM   #10
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Other side of that plot where i actually have a tree to climb....
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:49 AM   #11
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Turner Seed Fall Mix in a first year plot. It got in the ground a couple weeks later than I wanted but is coming up good.

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Old 12-05-2017, 06:54 AM   #12
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Razrbk89 your plot looks good, much better than mine.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:27 AM   #13
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I don't have any pics of my creek bottom plot at Mt. Enterprise, but the wheat in the exclusion cage is about a foot tall, so looks can be decieving as far as how much forage has actually been available. This pic is in Trinity Co. where I planted GRO Mass Builder. I've not had over 2.5 to 3 inches of rain on this since I planted, but I got some Sunday, although I don't know how much. There's a feeder at the end of the plot, but as Houston Hunter said, the deer stay in the plot mostly and don't eat that much corn.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:36 AM   #14
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Razrbk89 your plot looks good, much better than mine.
Thanks! Mostly luck since itís been dry. I did spend extra time getting the top smooth before planting and covered it quickly. Turkeys can pick up a lot of seed if itís not covered.

The deer havenít been hitting them yet besides maybe nibbling some clover. I expect that to change in the next week or two, and Iím betting Iíll have a lot of new bucks on camera. Good plots can really draw the deer in from a distance!
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:43 AM   #15
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looks like my turnip plot last year....deer or hogs wont touch it. never again
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Old 12-05-2017, 03:45 PM   #16
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too embarrassed to show mine, haven't had any rain since putting em in. They look nothing like what yall are posting.
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:07 PM   #17
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looks like my turnip plot last year....deer or hogs wont touch it. never again
I had the same experience with turnips. Nothing ate them. I even pulled some up and the hogs wouldn't eat them. Like you said, never again....
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:10 PM   #18
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I don't have any pics of my creek bottom plot at Mt. Enterprise, but the wheat in the exclusion cage is about a foot tall, so looks can be decieving as far as how much forage has actually been available. This pic is in Trinity Co. where I planted GRO Mass Builder. I've not had over 2.5 to 3 inches of rain on this since I planted, but I got some Sunday, although I don't know how much. There's a feeder at the end of the plot, but as Houston Hunter said, the deer stay in the plot mostly and don't eat that much corn.
Are those Bald Eagles?
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:48 PM   #19
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I wonder why you guys havenít had luck with the turnips? Has to be cold for them to become palatable, that might be it. I donít notice them eating turnips until weíre consistently in the 20s at night.

This is the edge of a smaller 3 acre plot that I have a bowstand in. All those turnips will be gone in Jan/Feb!
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:10 PM   #20
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We planted around 6 acres of fall plots and got 2-inches the first week, everything came up great and then all of it died and burned. We went back in and disked in elbon rye in the 3-acre field at the beginning of Nov. but haven't gotten any rain. That being said, the elbon rye is still somehow sprouting a small number of areas. We have 100% chance of rain tonight and tomorrow so I'm hoping it will help, but I've already waved the white flag for the 2017 fall food plots for our area.
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:32 PM   #21
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Are those Bald Eagles?
Yep, had three of them in front of me once. They were chewing on a pig that ran into a 140gr SGK.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:07 PM   #22
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They have been eating all the green off the turnips and they are also eating the actual radish bulbs. I will get some pics Friday. Been so dry my plots are not keeping up with the deer. One of the 1/4 acre plots they have eaten down to dirt.
I was hog hunting last Friday night and got treed by a big skunk, stayed up high for about 30 minutes while he rooted around the turnips and radishes. No hogs just skunks.
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Old 12-05-2017, 10:55 PM   #23
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My 1st attempt plots were doing ok a couple wks ago but a month w/o rain and browsing has got the clover down. Antler king honey hole (turnips/rape) are doing ok but I don't know why the plot was so spotty.

They are mowing down the small wheat/rye plot, but we got rid of 1 wheat-eater last week.







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Old 12-06-2017, 07:30 AM   #24
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Mountaineer that is what it is all about right there. We have a spike that looks to be fairly old(old enough to have a brisket) and he is legal to take. Maybe just maybe I can fling an arrow at him this weekend.

Its raining in Wilson this morning.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:00 AM   #25
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My plot came in real good this year. Rain came just in time.



Deer won't even touch the corn but they'll sit in this field all day. More of it to the left of this pic.


Good looking spot! Maybe another batch of fertilizer on it, they'll pour into it even more. Looks to have a slight yellow tint. I usually fertilized when I plant then again before a big rain after it's up good


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Old 12-06-2017, 08:06 AM   #26
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Daikon Radishes, Turnips, Mustard greens, elbon rye and wheat. I want to add chicory to it next year. This was a few weeks ago. With the way it has been dry I can't wait to see how they will come to it at the end of the year. I have varying opinions on the corn. To me they are eating way more corn than last year. I expect late season and muzzleloader to be really good on this plot of it will stay cold. I havnt been in there in a few weeeks. It's my honey hole and I'm waiting on one deer to come back to it.




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Old 12-06-2017, 11:57 AM   #27
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Usually plant a mix of oats, peas, and soybean in Sept on one half of the plots then wheat on the other half in Oct. Threw in some turnips this year, and the deer loved them early season. Nothing can compete with the acorns right now.


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Old 12-06-2017, 12:43 PM   #28
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too embarrassed to show mine, haven't had any rain since putting em in. They look nothing like what yall are posting.
If it dont start growing after this rain, you could throw some seed out yet and try again
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Usually plant a mix of oats, peas, and soybean in Sept on one half of the plots then wheat on the other half in Oct. Threw in some turnips this year, and the deer loved them early season. Nothing can compete with the acorns right now.


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Has your peas sprouted or the dry weather got em knocked down?
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Has your peas sprouted or the dry weather got em knocked down?


They sprouted just donít plant those too heavy in the fall. Weíll plant peas, beans and sunflower heavy in the spring.


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Old 12-06-2017, 03:07 PM   #33
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Looks like the deer like the trophy clover mix.


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Old 12-06-2017, 05:31 PM   #34
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Without the wire enclosure you may have thought your plot failed.
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Old 12-06-2017, 06:35 PM   #35
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Well, it looks like we got over an inch so far. Anyone know if elbon Rye will start growing this late in the year? We disked them into the soil at the begininnjbg of November and hadn’t had any rain until now. It was still growing (very patchy) in some areas last time I was out there but I wasn’t sure if this rain will do any good since it’s so late in the season and whether the elbon Rye will still grow or not since it’s December.
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Elbon will germinate as low as 33-35 degrees I believe.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:50 PM   #37
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If the birds did not eat the seeds, it should come up. Forage oats has a husk around it that protects it somewhat so it should come up too, I think wheat would be the seed that goes bad because it is not protected by a shell or husk.
I think Plan B is spot on about the temp.
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Turner Seed Fall Mix in a first year plot. It got in the ground a couple weeks later than I wanted but is coming up good.

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Some good looking plots.
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