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Location: cecil pa
Joined: 11/20/2005
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Well i work at a greenhouse and am always hearing from people about dear eating there flower's and other plants. After thinking about i thought hey maybe i can plant some of the nmost common plants i hear about by a stand and see if it helps my deer hunting sucess. So we will see.
Some of the most common plants deer eat are.
-Daylilies
-Imaptiens
-Hosta's
-Roses
-Dogwood tree's
and
-Yews
I currently have a hosta daylillie and some impatiens planted by one of my stands.
has anyone else ever tried this???

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Joined: 12/03/2005
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I don't know what deer really prefer but I watched a buck one time chewing on the side of an oak tree for about ten minutes. One thing they do love is the "one that's illegal to grow".
I always wondered if it's just an availability thing, eat anything that's nearby

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Location: St. Louis County
Joined: 01/10/2006
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Now we're landscaping our deer stands??

What subdivision do you hunt in? Just kiddin'.

You couldn't possibly plant enough of them to last more than a day or two.

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Location: Louisiana
Joined: 06/29/2006
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Havent tried that!

I have watched friends drive a tractor into a briar patch (blackberry and dew berry), use a box blade to clear it out and plant a food plot.......he had killed a few nice bucks in that area...then ruined it by opening it up!

I on the otherhand, just broadcasted fertilizer on the briar patches near my stand to make them grow better and "sweeten" them up.

I have found a lot of hunters will take an area of really good natural browse, ruin it by putting in a foodplot with rye grass!

I have dug post holes aorund the drip line of whiteoaks and redoaks and put 8-8-8 in them holes. Trees put on more acorns, deer hit these trees first.

Let us know how oyur experiment goes........you may start a whole new industry!

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Location: upstate New York
Joined: 06/21/2006
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Home Depo sells a 2" auger bit that fits on a cordless drill. You can drill holes around the drip line with that. I use 10-10-10 slow release fertilizer .

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Location: Louisiana
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thanks for the drill auger tip!

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Whats the drip line?

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Location: Louisiana
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The outermost edge of the trees leave canopy , the ground underneath is considered the drip line.

If you looked up at the tree, walked out from the trunk to where the limbs end, look down, that is the spot!

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Thats what I was thinking but wasn't sure. Thanks

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