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aso
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No Luck any help?

Well first off, we planted a food plot hoping to bring in some deer. We planted rye, turnips, and fescue. I hunted near this for all of bow season in the morning and every afternoon i could after school. No luck! (about 2 months before season opened we seen two does passing through it one day when we were checking to see if it was coming up.)

We have looked and there are no signs of deer there what so ever there. No prints no nothing.

So my neighbor has a tree stand up and it is two ridges over and he has killed a doe and seen a 8 pointer, a 3 pointer and many does. I have hunted in this exact stand and i havent seen anything more than a squirrel lol. I seen one doe about 6 oclock when i was leaving one day and that is the only deer I have seen all year?? Across the road they have taken an 8 pointer a 3 and a 5? Any suggestions I am becoming very very frustrated. Any suggestion would be very helpful!!! thanks

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Location: McDonough
Joined: 11/26/2008
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No Luck any help?

Sounds like one of your neighbors is offering something a little more appealing . next year try planting a mixture that includes clover.

aso
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No Luck any help?

well his isn't over a food plot. Its just in the woods. I have hunted it 4 evenings as soon as i got out of school until dark and only seen one deer. It was when i was leaving and it was so dark i could only see abou t30 yards and i couldnt tell what kind of deer it was. I put out some salt to test that food plot and nothing has even touch the salt. Dont make sense to me.

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No Luck any help?

It may be a little early for the plot.. I've found Deer usually finish up the acorns and other natural food before starting on the plots unless it'd something they really like (Like Clover)

Rye will be good when everything is browned over. Turnips are a toss of the coin. Some areas they tear them up, some they won't touch em.

Fescue is a waste of time and money IMHO.

Next season, I'd plow it up and plant it all in clover . Interplant some corn and in the same hole, beans and squash. That's called the three sisters and you van just leave it to grow on it's own.

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Location: McDonough
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No Luck any help?

be careful putting out salt licks, in most states this is considered an illegal activity. most food plots are hot when the other forage is scarce. your neighbors may be jealous of your success . good luck

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