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We planted our food plots Saturday the 20th and this past Saturday. The ground is still real wet so its not taking long for stuff to sprout out. We planted a combo of wheat, clover and rye grass. These pictures are of a plot which was planted last year with a lot of clover. The first couple of pictures are from August. With the mild summer and lots of rain, the clover grew all winter and summer and the deer have been hammering it all summer. I got some good buck pictures that I am keep classified until they are on the ground with me holding the horns :biggrin:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l102/huntbigbucs/16th Set of Pics/MDGC0091.jpg
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After planting, it did not take long for them to start hitting it:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l102/huntbigbucs/16th Set of Pics/MDGC0005.jpg
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http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l102/huntbigbucs/16th Set of Pics/MDGC0041.jpg

Hopefully next summer will be the same and the clover keeps going. I think its making a huge difference with the deer in our 4 plots we plant. They are much fatter and healthier looking.
 

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Was your first planting ladino clover? If so there was no need to plow it up and start over. I've gotten as much as 4 years out of one plot with proper maintainence.

Looks like you have some fat and happy deer....they should taste great!

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Was your first planting ladino clover? If so there was no need to plow it up and start over. I've gotten as much as 4 years out of one plot with proper maintainence.

Looks like you have some fat and happy deer....they should taste great!

hd
It is ladino and we entertained the idea of not plowing it under, but dad and uncle decided to they wanted to add the wheat to the mix. So we did
 

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Looks good. Went and checked mine this weekend and it is starting to sprout. It is a mixture of wheat, oats, and turnips. That was the good news. The bad news.....well, apparently, Ike decided to whip up some gusts and blew my new 4x6 box stand over. Luckily, it had fallen on a pine big enough to keep it halfway suspended making it easier to pick back up and tie down (I know, shoulda, woulda, koulda done this earlier). It would have saved me an extra trip with come alongs and enough rope and chains. Can't wait to hunt it during ML season. Gonna be hitting the persimmons this weekend with stick and string.
 

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Looking good!!! Our Camp food plots aren't even planted yet!!! About 10-12 acres worth total!! we got em disc'd up, before the Hurricanes...took two passes at different times to get the johnson grass/weeds down (some where 10-12ft tall).........the spring floods had them going crazy..........then the Hurricanes and it was way too wet to even try to plant...got em sprayed with round-up this past weekend, to kill the johnson grass....I think some of the guys are gonna try to start seeding em this week...................all we'll need is a little rain!!

Asfor my 'little' personal stand plots.......between buying a house and doing some minor maint., on it, and then working the Hurricanes...I am so far behind I might be ready by Christmas :banghead::mad:..but GM and I are going to try to remedy some of it this coming weekend........
 

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I planted a clover mix last year also and it grew really well, all summer long. I contemplated discing it this year but instead over-seeded it with wheat and more clover. The wheat has done good by just spreading it over the top without discing the plot. You might want to remember that for next year. As far as my big plot I plowed it the last weekend of August put out 250lbs of fertilizer, 300lbs of pelletize lime, 250lbs of wheat and a brassica mix. It was over 8 inches tall, thick and looked like carpet a week ago. I went to hang some stands this past Saturday and the ARMY WORMS have eaten it to the ground. Nothing but dirt. Luckily I had some seed left over and reseeded it. I guess I have to start over. Good luck with yours
 

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Checked the camera again Saturday. Wheat and oats are growing excellent, which is great because its giving the clover a chance to catch up. With the rain this week all of our plots should be perfect by muzzleloader.

They are mainly hitting it at night, but got a few coming in during the day. Notice the deer laying down in it in the first pic:

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l102/huntbigbucs/17th Set of Pics/MDGC0006.jpg


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l102/huntbigbucs/17th Set of Pics/MDGC0013.jpg


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http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l102/huntbigbucs/17th Set of Pics/MDGC0090.jpg

this little guy was in it every night last week:
http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l102/huntbigbucs/17th Set of Pics/MDGC0096.jpg
 
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