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Old 02-14-2018, 03:50 PM   #1
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Ok this another question about how to keep grass and weeds under control in my hunting areas. Iím talking about one area that might be an acre and another trail down to a bottom area I hunt. If I I were to use roundup ground clear a few times a year it might keep weeds under control but how long would the smell of the chemicals last and how much would it affect the deer in the area?????
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:51 PM   #2
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Has anyone ever used it before maybe for a food plot area
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:06 PM   #3
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I have used round up on my place and threw corn out and does were out eating before it was even dark. I swear they must of come out a few minutes after I left. They keep coming till it was gone.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:08 PM   #4
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It doesn’t bother deer.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:16 PM   #5
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Not going to hurt. When you spray you will think that you spayed everything but I can promise you that you will miss something
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:43 PM   #6
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Not going to hurt. When you spray you will think that you spayed everything but I can promise you that you will miss something
So true
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:49 PM   #7
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I wouldn't spray unless I was gonna plant something. If you just want low vegetation, mow it. That will promote the growth of forbs and young tender weeds that deer eat. It's easier to mow than to spray most places.
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:53 PM   #8
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Spray, smoke a cigar or cig while you are doing it....deer don't care, they will be back in a few days when it gets quiet again....
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Old 02-14-2018, 06:56 PM   #9
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I wouldn't spray unless I was gonna plant something. If you just want low vegetation, mow it. That will promote the growth of forbs and young tender weeds that deer eat. It's easier to mow than to spray most places.
Yep. Lots of "weeds" are beneficial for wildlife.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:18 PM   #10
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If your food plot is on a pipeline I don't think I would spray. If it gets noticed on an aerial survey somebody would come looking.
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:23 PM   #11
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I wouldn't spray unless I was gonna plant something. If you just want low vegetation, mow it. That will promote the growth of forbs and young tender weeds that deer eat. It's easier to mow than to spray most places.
It kills broadleaf plants which is the preferred forage of deer. Just use a mower or weed eater if too rough for mower
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:47 PM   #12
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leave the grass and kill the weeds with a weed killer
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Old 02-14-2018, 07:51 PM   #13
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I wouldn't spray unless I was gonna plant something. If you just want low vegetation, mow it. That will promote the growth of forbs and young tender weeds that deer eat. It's easier to mow than to spray most places.
Agreed, the weeds will just come back and you're promoting soil erosion by just spraying.

Also most chemical smells don't bother deer especially if it's a working ranch or farm.

Human body oder is the most stomach turning, frighteningly obnoxious smell in a deers world.

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Old 02-14-2018, 07:57 PM   #14
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I've sprayed and had them get their hooves wet. They don't care
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