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Indeed brother, that is the question. See my post here with my deep concerns.
http://www.arkansashunting.net/showthread.php?t=39406
Well son of a gun, how about that? So you were working near Nashville too. Looks like you were east of there in the Sand hills area. I was north of Nashvile close to the Nathan community. Anyway, good luck. I originally planned on waiting until around the 15th to plant. But got scared we'd hit a dry spell if I held off. Who knows?
 

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Well son of a gun, how about that? So you were working near Nashville too. Looks like you were east of there in the Sand hills area. I was north of Nashvile close to the Nathan community. Anyway, good luck. I originally planned on waiting until around the 15th to plant. But got scared we'd hit a dry spell if I held off. Who knows?
Yep, about seven miles East out toward the little burg of McCaskill. Pass through Nathan on the way down from Northwest Arkansas. Looks like the rain has stopped down there, but I will be heading to NE Arkansas for doves this weekend and will be very anxious to see what has grown (or not) the weekend of the 13th. Good luck to you too.
 

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We got over 8 inches here, I went and looked at my plot today and believe it or not it didn't look too bad......lot's of green has shot up since last Friday and I think it's going to be ok. Of course it was in the ground a week before all the rain so maybe that helped.
 

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I put out my wheat on monday before Gustov arrived on tuesday. We only got about 4.5 inches in Bentonville. The problem was it washed all my seeds to the surface, but they are growing great. I tried to get fertilizer out before rain but did not make it. So since i planted it last monday it has grown to about 3 inches without fertilizer. I hope they continue to grow being the seeds are sprouting above ground.
 

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It is about 20 Ft off the north runway at XNA. Why don't you climb the fence this afternoon and take a peek.:whistle: It is actually in Highfill, somewhere. You know the Highfill city limits is huge for such a small town. Start looking and you might find it before season.
 

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I must be cursed. Going to check the food plots from two weeks back and set up a taaaall (22 foot) ladder stand and I'll be darned if another hurricane is not going to trash this weekend; Ike will be all over us in South Arkansas by Sat. afternoon. I need to get the cams checked and replenished too................................. Guess I'll get wet. Was going to fertilize too, but will wait on dryer weather, as I think 4-6 inches of rain would wash it off rather than in.
 

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I must be cursed. Going to check the food plots from two weeks back and set up a taaaall (22 foot) ladder stand and I'll be darned if another hurricane is not going to trash this weekend; Ike will be all over us in South Arkansas by Sat. afternoon. I need to get the cams checked and replenished too................................. Guess I'll get wet. Was going to fertilize too, but will wait on dryer weather, as I think 4-6 inches of rain would wash it off rather than in.
Yeah, me too. Will just have to wait till next weekend, hopefully it'll be better weather. Looks like we may have a wet and early fall. I sure hope so. I dearly love hunting in nasty weather.
 

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Weekend went as planned with one not good exception. Ike did come in strong ans we were without power at camp from 7:30 Sat. night on. Got very wet, about half the seed I had planted earlier has washed off or been buried too deep to germinate.......... one plot looked ok, one fair, and one poor. To make matters worse the 10+ inches of rain had caused all three of my game cams to leak..............d*mn!

Did get a break Sunday and just overseeded the lane with Ladino clover and purple top turnips. Don't know it they will germinate without a seed bed or not; there was a lot of exposed earth from the last till, but it will have to get itself in the ground. About all I could do as I had neither the time or money to start over.
 

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Finally got back to check on my plots, and good news, they are really kicking it. They looked real nice. Both spots absolutely covered up with deer sign too, even had the tracks of Mr. Big Boy, he had evaded my nearby camera all summer, but it's nice to know that he's still in the area.
 

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Finally got back to check on my plots, and good news, they are really kicking it. They looked real nice. Both spots absolutely covered up with deer sign too, even had the tracks of Mr. Big Boy, he had evaded my nearby camera all summer, but it's nice to know that he's still in the area.
Great news! :clap: Glad it went well for you. We are going down again this weekend and I will have a better idea of where I stand. With about a month since the first planting and two weeks since the overseeding, I should have gotten all the seed that will germinate germinated and I will finally get some fertilizer on the plots. With that done I will sit back for the remainder of the Indian Summer and just check cams occasionally and wait for the acorns to be consumed and start hunting the plots in Nov/Dec, with the exception of the small one in front of my ground blind which is a bow location.
 
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