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I believe you'd get the same

I believe you'd get the same answer from any warden. Just ask one............Can I plant a food plot to feed big game?

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Habitat

Still Hunter wrote:
I believe you'd get the same answer from any warden. Just ask one............Can I plant a food plot to feed big game?

I would not ask the question that way. I would ask if planting 5-7 acres with native Legumes and forbs to improve habitat is against the law. No different then cutting 120 acres with that tiller on the scrub oak to improve habitat that the RMEF did on the Bosque 2 years ago. I will take my chances, since their will be some domestic animals on site. The DOW has bigger fish to fry then someone improving habitat. I am done beating a dead horse!

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Yes, a dead horse, but before

Yes, a dead horse, but before I leave the thread I'd like to point out the name of the thread.

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Still Hunter wrote: I'm sure

Still Hunter wrote:

I'm sure you know it's illegal to have food plots in Colorado if that's where you're doing this? Even if they're not hunted over. It's illegal to feed wild animals. You really need a better reason to have a food plot than to feed them. You should be harvesting what you plant.

 

Man almost every day I thank God for these absolutely perfect human beings like stillhunter.  I mean the guys that don't go a mile per hour over the speed limit, they have never rolled thru a stop sign, stops at every yellow light, they pay absolutely every single dollar of taxes they owe the govt, never lied once in their life, etc.  I mean they are a gift from God to the rest of us flawed individuals. The second Jesus!!  I mean what would we do without them pointing out every little flaw for us? stillhunter, I just want to thank you for being perfect, thank you for setting such a high standard for the rest of us to live up to and thank you for spending your sacred, perfect time on this earth patrolling forums to point out every little problem you might see.  

 

Now, to the original poster.  I'd really like to hear about how your Sainfoin turned out!! I will be doing the exact same thing!!

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Wow. New to the forum? Great 1st post (not really). Your discription of still hunter is way off. If you have read some of his past posts you would know that. Don't judge to quickly. I sincerely doubt he's mister perfect but he is a good guy. When someone points something out to someone to possibly keep them out of trouble I would say that's a good guy. Sure these two might not agree on the food plot issue.  But if I see someone do something that might get them a fine and they might not have realised it, I would point it out too. That's what he was doing. Then it became a debate about food plots. Still hunter and BleuBijou both post on here quite a bit. I'm sure they can agree to disagree but a newbee coming on here talking like you did just makes you look like an ass.

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Hmm, well he took it much

Hmm, well he took it much further than just pointing it out. Clearly. He pointed it out and then beat it to death and even had to make sure to get the last word in. If it was ONLY to keep someone out of trouble, he could have dropped it after the first post. I may not post but that doesn't make me a noob. If you check the site, I joined 5 years ago bud. Newb, crusty forum veteran or whatever, no one needs stillhunter or anyone else trying to nitpick them to death. That's what wives are for. In my eyes, stillhunt is the one who looks like the jerk, but hey, u are entitled to your opinion as well. As far as the "food plot" horse, I had a site evaluation with a Colorado DOW biologist last summer and part of his plan for me was to clear a bunch of ground and plant Sainfoin, etc. Just sayin... Soooo to get back the the OP's post, I'd like to hear about his results.

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Sainfoin/Small Burnett

It came up the first year about 6 inch height and did not bloom. This year it has taken off and will bloom! 

 

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Wow! That's awesome!! What

Wow! That's awesome!! What elevation is it planted at? How has the animal pressure been on it? Does it live up to the hype? I have read a few times that it doesn't really take off until it's 2nd and 3rd year. Kind of like clover. 

 

Thanks so much for the update!! 

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field

Not a ton of pressure yet. Elevation is around 6300 feet. Dry land. When we planted it we just got it in and it snowed 21 inches and 4 days later another 10 inches. Perfect timing!! The only critters shot out of the field were 2 does last January by 2 disabled wheelchair hunters. I guess the CPW gives the organization 10 tags or so for the area or unit for a late season hunt for Doe. 2 of the 3 bulls that were there until just before the rut, showed back up in January on the cameras. Have not seen them lately on the trail cams. 3 bucks were in the field a month ago and I saw a 2 does hanging around then as well. After they fawn out they should start hitting the field more with a bunch more deer as well. Both does looked very good as did the bucks.

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Awesome pics!I also planted

Awesome pics!

I also planted a small section of pure sainfoin last year. It is at 10,000'.  Got it in in August and irrigated it out of a lake up there so we had about 4" by September.  I think it was too late for any real pressure plus I think it will take a while for the animals up there to locate it and start to use it. Clearing and then planting another 7 acres or so this year of Sainfoin mixed with small burnet. I'm not expecting too much out of it this year but hope by 2016 it is getting some action. The area we are planting is all but taken over by invasive weeds.  Not very much quality forage at all so I think once we get this established it should really get used.  

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