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What did you do for the deer today?

giles

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Wish I did when we were down. Kinda forgot about doing it while grabbing everything. I did put clover down when we did the fall plots and it usually comes in well.
I took the split on to 50 and thought of you this morning. I was wondering if you had some on the ground for the rain. That's what started this thought, lol.
 
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Stressless

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Got all 11 plots harrowed and frost seeded, the ones for turkey blinds we blew the leaves off as well. Got that done Thurs - Sat. Worked until after dark to get that good freeze last Thurs, all plots had rye on them and with the 60F weekend they started growing again. Moving all my plots to look like this one come Oct/Nov of this fall. Pic below dated 14 Oct. Mixed legumes overseeded with rye grain.
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Boarhead

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Went yesterday and loaded up on mineral and got a bunch mixed up in can. Gonna wait till this snow melts we are supposed to get and freshen all the old ones up from last season and start a couple new ones.
Got some stands down also, only a few left to go but gotta trim a few limbs out before I take em down. Will go over all the stands and make sure everything looks good and bolts are tight.
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Built a couple of deer feed troughs.

I drew this up over the winter time on a little piece of note paper and today I got around to building them. I had some of the material already laying around, including the 55 gallon plastic drum. I ripped the drum in half which allowed me to make two separate identical feed troughs for the deer. Both will be placed at the feed station right behind our cabin this week.

I'm sure it will take the deer a little while to get acclimated to them, but I'm confident they'll get use to them and use them quite regularly.

I expect these troughs to last an awfully long time because I built them to last and to withstand all kinds of weather conditions and animal abuse. They are very solid . I also expect the whole corn to stay in much better condition over longer periods of time in the troughs
verses being thrown straight down onto the ground.

You all can expect to see them in use as soon as I launch this year's hunt journal of mine, which will be at the end of the month. I have a lot of deer this year and totally expecting more shortly after the does give birth later this month and onto the next.

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bigten05

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I was just sitting on the porch looking at an old barrel over the weekend thinking about how I wanted to make a feeder out of it. Was gonna just cut a hole in bottom and let it gravity on the ground but I don't really care for that. I like what you did I may have a project this weekend.
 

hickslawns

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Not to be negative here, but I foresee raccoons eating, sleeping, and pooping in these. Squirrels too. I like the drain hole idea. Keep the water from sitting in there and molding your corn.
 
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Built a couple of deer feed troths.

I drew this up over the winter time on a little piece of note paper and today I got around to building them. I had some of the material already laying around, including the 55 gallon plastic drum. I ripped the drum in half which allowed me to make two separate identical feed troths for the deer. Both will be placed at the feed station right behind our cabin this week.

I'm sure it will take the deer a little while to get acclimated to them, but I'm confident they'll get use to them and use them quite regularly.

I expect these troths to last an awfully long time because I built them to last and to withstand all kinds of weather conditions and animal abuse. They are very solid . I also expect the whole corn to stay in much better condition over longer periods of time in the troth verses being thrown straight down onto the ground.

You all can expect to see them in use as soon as I launch this year's hunt journal of mine, which will be at the end of the month. I have a lot of deer this year and totally expecting more shortly after the does give birth later this month and onto the next.

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et coons will love it too
 

bigten05

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Planted roughly 4 acres of beans in Kentucky over the weekend, planted another 3 acre clover plot at Dads along with 3 acres of bedding in a bag from real world, finally got him talked into putting his field back into bedding instead of beans and corn. everyone around him has made what was once nothing but crp into agg fields so we're gonna try to hold more deer with the cover and let them go to the neighbors to feed. And if anyone is buying fertilizer this year hold on to your wallet its gonna hurt. Cost us 500 bucks for 15 bags last year it cost us about 175. We did get a pretty decent deal on beans that are suppose to be like the eagle beans without the high dollar name on them.
 

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