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Old 08-14-2016, 11:24 AM   #1501
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Elgato, you got it going on. Im assuming these are La deer. You are definetly showing the potential of La deer.

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Old 08-14-2016, 06:35 PM   #1502
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Well I think its pretty darn neat that 200 inch deer have become a reasonable expectation among native piney woods deer on your place. Im 5 years into my chicken chit experiment and have NO DOUBT it is working. I have 40 tons coming tuesday even though its a little late in the year.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:58 PM   #1503
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Well I think its pretty darn neat that 200 inch deer have become a reasonable expectation among native piney woods deer on your place. Im 5 years into my chicken chit experiment and have NO DOUBT it is working. I have 40 tons coming tuesday even though its a little late in the year.


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Old 08-14-2016, 09:44 PM   #1504
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3rd pic down. Buck on the left. Either that's two bucks back to back, or you have a 3 legged deer.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:03 PM   #1505
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3rd pic down. Buck on the left. Either that's two bucks back to back, or you have a 3 legged deer.
Dang, I had to put my glasses on but I see what you are saying. I'll post another pic of that buck though cause he's as big as he looks.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:05 PM   #1506
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Well I think its pretty darn neat that 200 inch deer have become a reasonable expectation among native piney woods deer on your place. Im 5 years into my chicken chit experiment and have NO DOUBT it is working. I have 40 tons coming tuesday even though its a little late in the year.
It brings new meaning to the phrase ''thats some good chit'. I think your timing is great right before fall plots go in.
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Old 08-15-2016, 12:21 AM   #1507
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3rd pic down. Buck on the left. Either that's two bucks back to back, or you have a 3 legged deer.
I think that is 2 deer lined up almost perfectly. You can see 2 right ears if you look close. The back buck is a hair wider.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:24 AM   #1508
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:38 AM   #1509
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It brings new meaning to the phrase ''thats some good chit'. I think your timing is great right before fall plots go in.
I have seen a general improvement in my deer. The real convincing thing though was Two mature bucks that i have known well. Neither had done much. One was a typical 9 with a kicker on his g3 that had barely been legal width by age 8. the other was a spindly horned 6 year old that was wide but each deer would go maybe 110inches. After a full winter and spring on the chicken chit, they just blew up at 7 and 9. The now 7 year old eightpt now put on small G4s but blew mass away! He went from 110 to 150s in that year. the 9pt got crazy mass and went from 13 inches inside to 16 inside and probably high 140s. remember he is 9 years old and never scored over 115 in his life.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:56 AM   #1510
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By Chicken Chit, I am guessing y'all are using it as fertilizer?
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:52 AM   #1511
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By Chicken Chit, I am guessing y'all are using it as fertilizer?


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Old 08-15-2016, 02:41 PM   #1512
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By Chicken Chit, I am guessing y'all are using it as fertilizer?
Yes. We started hammering our food plots with it. Lots of fringe vegetation gets it too like vetch, clover, honeysuckle, youpon, etc.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:25 PM   #1513
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Are farm is right across the street from the biggest chicken chit egg farm in Texas. No doubt it is some great stuff if you can get past the smell.
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Old 08-15-2016, 03:35 PM   #1514
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Yes. We started hammering our food plots with it. Lots of fringe vegetation gets it too like vetch, clover, honeysuckle, youpon, etc.
What rate are you using per acre? we used a lime cart with acceptable results but calibration was rudimentary . I think next yr. I'm going to pay the $100 fee per load to get an appropriate cart. I think we were putting about 200lbs/acre if memory serves.
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Old 08-15-2016, 04:59 PM   #1515
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how much yall paying for chicken crap?
i was just quoted $54 a ton delivered and spread
and the guy was telling me they spread 2000lbs per acre

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Old 08-15-2016, 06:00 PM   #1516
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how much yall paying for chicken crap?
i was just quoted $54 a ton delivered and spread
and the guy was telling me they spread 2000lbs per acre


I'd be interested myself. Nobody around me will deliver


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Old 08-15-2016, 06:12 PM   #1517
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Elgato-

How are these rains affecting your place? are you flooded out? I hope you and your family and farm is all okay.
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Old 08-15-2016, 06:58 PM   #1518
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We pay about $895 per truck load with the trucks ranging so they say from 20-23 tons depending on moisture. The trick is being able to spread it . As shown earlier we use a lime cart [ don't tell our provider ] though I understand we can get a litter spreader for $100 per load. I'm going to try that next yr as our current method has a lot of waste.


Thanks for your concern about the rain. Never seen such a wet August. Fortunately, so far, we are not experiencing any flooding though we are at 9" and still raining. Our son bailed out of Baton Rouge and came home avoiding the floods. I do have numerous friends having tragic experiences down south. tough deal.
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:12 PM   #1519
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Looking great Rusty! Hope the floods continue to stay away from your place.

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Old 08-16-2016, 02:15 PM   #1520
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As always thanks for sharing
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Old 08-16-2016, 04:56 PM   #1521
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What rate are you using per acre? we used a lime cart with acceptable results but calibration was rudimentary . I think next yr. I'm going to pay the $100 fee per load to get an appropriate cart. I think we were putting about 200lbs/acre if memory serves.
I know Im putting it out too heavy but Im putting these two loads on 10 acres of food plot. The guy has a truck that spreads it when he brings it out. basically 4,000lbs to the acre. I wont put any on them next year though and they will do better next year than this. Thats what we are trying to do, rotate every other year and hammer them hard.

We did about 3acres of a 50 acre coastal meadow last year also because it has some natural rye in it in winter. A few days ago, I was sitting and watching the field. Every deer that came in crossed the field and fed where we put the litter last year.
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:17 PM   #1522
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I know Im putting it out too heavy but Im putting these two loads on 10 acres of food plot. The guy has a truck that spreads it when he brings it out. basically 4,000lbs to the acre. I wont put any on them next year though and they will do better next year than this. Thats what we are trying to do, rotate every other year and hammer them hard.

We did about 3acres of a 50 acre coastal meadow last year also because it has some natural rye in it in winter. A few days ago, I was sitting and watching the field. Every deer that came in crossed the field and fed where we put the litter last year.
If I remember correctly, that is the rate that I have heard to put on hayfields (2 tons/acre).
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:04 PM   #1523
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I put 200 lbs an acre above. Wrong. We were shooting for 9-10 acres per load . In the future I will do it the same or heavier.
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Old 08-16-2016, 06:13 PM   #1524
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I put 200 lbs an acre above. Wrong. We were shooting for 9-10 acres per load . In the future I will do it the same or heavier.
I dont think you can go wrong. I will turn mine under but its not a requirement. Its like time release as it decays. Im not so sure a little growth hormone doesnt end up in the grass either.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:15 AM   #1525
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Ha! Now, once again, u have me thinking, How am I going to get that CS to my food plots and spread. And when, lol food plots are 1 to 1.5 acres with 15 acres total. Food plots are in spring and summer food plots now except for the clover, its yr round and about 5 acres total of clovers. Will CS help clovers? Clovers produce nitrogen and I thought CS was nitrogen, Mostly? So I am guessing one might add the CS at time of planting the fall food plots? And how large is that appropriate cart? Can it be pulled and spread by tractor? Elgato, you make me want to follow in footsteps
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:21 AM   #1526
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Ha! Now, once again, u have me thinking, How am I going to get that CS to my food plots and spread. And when, lol food plots are 1 to 1.5 acres with 15 acres total. Food plots are in spring and summer food plots now except for the clover, its yr round and about 5 acres total of clovers. Will CS help clovers? Clovers produce nitrogen and I thought CS was nitrogen, Mostly? So I am guessing one might add the CS at time of planting the fall food plots? And how large is that appropriate cart? Can it be pulled and spread by tractor? Elgato, you make me want to follow in footsteps
If you have chicken houses around your area, you may be able to find someone with a spreader truck to come do it for you depending how accessible your plots are.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:22 AM   #1527
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This sounds too easy. We have an egg farm across the street from our place. How much CS should I spread on a 1 acre food plot?
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:41 AM   #1528
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This sounds too easy. We have an egg farm across the street from our place. How much CS should I spread on a 1 acre food plot?
Anywhere from a ton to two tons. Put two and you wont need any next year.

Now for the question on Clover. the best clover i have ever grown was the second year after chicken litter. It was great the first year too.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:44 AM   #1529
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Anywhere from a ton to two tons. Put two and you wont need any next year.

Now for the question on Clover. the best clover i have ever grown was the second year after chicken litter. It was great the first year too.
Should I spread it before planting?
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:48 AM   #1530
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Should I spread it before planting?
Yes. If you go heavy, its a good idea to turn it in a little as well.
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Old 08-17-2016, 11:49 AM   #1531
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Thanks.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:30 PM   #1532
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I love conversations that don't need me. Do what garguy says Jason.

Here's one more from my buddies side. I saw him two years ago then he disappeared. We never got a picture, saw him in summer, nor hunting season last yr. He best not walk by me again this yr.
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Old 08-17-2016, 01:54 PM   #1533
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What a giant. Saw him in the big eight thread and he's just a beast. Only way to put it. What do you think he's going to score?
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:13 PM   #1534
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What a giant. Saw him in the big eight thread and he's just a beast. Only way to put it. What do you think he's going to score?
High 160's if not a bit more
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:16 PM   #1535
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I love conversations that don't need me. Do what garguy says Jason.
Sorry bout that. It is your thread. Ill try to do better.
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:39 PM   #1536
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I love conversations that don't need me. Do what garguy says Jason.



Here's one more from my buddies side. I saw him two years ago then he disappeared. We never got a picture, saw him in summer, nor hunting season last yr. He best not walk by me again this yr.


175 Rusty!!! Every inch of it.


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Old 08-17-2016, 02:43 PM   #1537
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Sorry bout that. It is your thread. Ill try to do better.
Appreciate the help. We are dealing with a few rain issues over here that have all busy.
11" in 4 days More to come
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Old 08-17-2016, 02:45 PM   #1538
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175 Rusty!!! Every inch of it.


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Old 08-17-2016, 03:06 PM   #1539
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175" without the bonus brow guard.
I'll say it. 180"
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:12 PM   #1540
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It would be interesting to have someone else start a thread with pics of that deer to age and score. There would be a crowd of experts call him a 4 year old and 120-130. Its hard to make people understand they are looking at a 275lb deer.

me personally, I thought he was in the 170s but everything about him is giant. thats how deer get under scored.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:42 PM   #1541
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Whoah, thats some Whoppers! Yikes Uh Uh Uh
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Old 08-17-2016, 10:25 PM   #1542
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Here's one more from my buddies side. I saw him two years ago then he disappeared. We never got a picture, saw him in summer, nor hunting season last yr. He best not walk by me again this yr.


Mr. Rusty, if I may, I would like to point out to the casual observer, some things that can put this big bodied buck's rack in perspective. Most of us have a mount on our wall we can look at for comparison. Note the ear and the cup of the ear - compare that to the mass on this buck's velvet beams. Compare the same mass to the size of his upper front leg. Now compare the overall rack height, and length of beams to the height of the deer's body at the shoulders. This is a BIG buck! Thank you for sharing him with us.


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Old 08-17-2016, 10:30 PM   #1543
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I would have for sure have estimated in the 170's. He's an absolute stud! I wish we could grow food plots like you. The Texas hill country just doesn't have that kind of moisture, but one can always dream.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:43 PM   #1544
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Here's a couple of 3 yr olds we are excited about. I suspect the double main beam on the rt side of the nontypical will not reappear next yr. Will be interesting to see.

One thing we are noticing is that thru the years the younger bucks are getting bigger and bigger. The value of long term nutrition.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:46 PM   #1545
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simply amazing! Love when this thread is updated!
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:54 PM   #1546
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Mass, Mass, Mass..... that's all I see in these deer pictures
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:10 PM   #1547
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I love it! gonna be some cleaned up pics in the next few days.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:20 PM   #1548
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Rusty,
Looks like another outstanding year, in spite all of the challenges Mother Nature has thrown your way, this year. I really like the young ones that have good mass.

Up, until this past week, we could have certainly used some of your rain. Posted some pics from my place for the first time on here this week in two posts, my East TX ranch. Let me know what you think of them.
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Old 08-22-2016, 04:15 PM   #1549
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Will be converting fields over to the fall rotation soon and thought I would post this. Peas, beans, sunflower and sunn hemp. The peas are swallowing the hemp.

I plan to mow it as high as the mower deck will go as soon as it dries out enough as I don't think I can drill thru this.
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Good lord!!! That mower is gona have some fun!
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