Son and I are trying, but not seeing a lot of sign. A friend got a nice 5 point buck opening day. We are going to make one last effort this weekend. Talking to a neighbor, I guess there wasn't a whole lot of acorns / mast this year and the deer are moving all over the place for food. Beautiful weather! High twenties at night, low 40s during the day. Perfect for hunting!
The apple crop was actually really good where we hunt in the islands. Problem was, that they all fell early. usually, the overgrown orchard I hunt in has lots of apples left when the season rolls around. This year, there was only one tree with apples left, and only maybe 15-20 of them.
I will admit, I love deer plots.
I love planting... even the garden at home.
What I do not like are high cost farm implements.
I found myself in need of a cultipacker for clover and other small seed - but could not find a decent deal on a small unit.
OK, fine... I will make one!
The materials were very simple... some plastic corrugated sewer drain pipe, some metal, 2 bearings and some concrete and you are in business!
I cut the pipe, in this case, to 46" wide - as I intended to pull this one...