T.P.'s 5th Annual Food Plot Prep Picture Thread

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Canuck5

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Cause everbody loves pichers (and videos).

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Canuck5

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Simple food plots
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Canuck5

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Allied Seed LLC are the people who produce the clover seed for Whitetail Institute and I spoke with one of their area representatives. I've recently used some of their Advantage Ladino clover and am happy with it and wanted to see where I could get some of their "Insight Clover". Of course it is a proprietary clover that they raise for Whitetail Institute, however he suggested I try a mix of their Ocoee, Advantage and a Berseem clover. I think I will incorporate that in my fall plans and see how it works.

https://www.qdma.com/food-plot-species-profile-berseem-clover/
http://www.alliedseed.com/white-clover/ocoee-ladino-white-clover/


Just trying something different ......
 

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Triple C

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Canuck...Enjoyed the videos and thanks for starting the "T.P.'s 5th annual food plot prep thread", cause T.P. like pictures. We're more than 3 months away from planting fall plots and don't do summer plots any more. Replaced the time and expense of summer plots with clover a few years ago and add to the clover plantings each fall. Here's what's going on at our place:

Most fields have a nice planting of ladino n durana clover around them like this.
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Same field from a different angle. More clover.
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1/3 acre secluded plot planted in ladino clover.
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Another secluded 1/3 to 1/2 acre plot planted in clover and 8 kieffer pears.
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Largest field with perimeter planted in ladino n durana.
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Needed to open up an over grown fire break on one section of the property. Used a brush cutter to open it up enough to drive ATV thru. Then got real serious with some heavy equipment. Pic after brush cutting.
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A day and a half with track loader got it looking like this.
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Added 3 more secluded water holes where water was directed away from interior road.
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Canuck5

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Oh, man, as usual you're doing an outstanding job! When I get back down, I will be adding at least one more watering hole. A watering hole + a mineral site, near a food plot, is a big hit!
 

Triple C

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Oh, man, as usual you're doing an outstanding job! When I get back down, I will be adding at least one more watering hole. A watering hole + a mineral site, near a food plot, is a big hit!
I'll post pics of the water holes after the 1st good rain. Got 6 of em scattered around the place. Easy to do with a track loader as long as you have a good clay base. Did it with this machine.
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Canuck5

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Nice!!! And your son is just as interested in developing your property, as you are!! He's handy, too!
 

Triple C

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Triple C gave me some inspiration. I found a good deal on a skid steer this year and I bought a grapple/root rake to go with it. Here's a before and after picture of a new food plot location.
Glad I could be a little inspiration to someone! :cool: Amazing what you can do with a track skid steer. Water holes are a breeze with em.
 

Triple C

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Any pics of the watering holes yet??
Took these pic last weekend. 5 weeks after creating water hole and it's bout full. This is the best of the 3 new water holes.
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This is 2nd of the 3 new water holes and it's bout half full already. Good clay base in it.
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3rd water hole is a large mud puddle. Needs more work on the base. I'll post pics of it next time down.
 
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shdw633

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We have some springs that just "leak" out of the ground and go down this hill. We have thought about digging a hole just below where it leaks out of the hillside and putting a kiddie pool in it to let the water flow into that and fill it, when it fills the kiddie pool it would just overflow back down the hill. Do you think the deer would go to this buried pool to drink?
 
We have some springs that just "leak" out of the ground and go down this hill. We have thought about digging a hole just below where it leaks out of the hillside and putting a kiddie pool in it to let the water flow into that and fill it, when it fills the kiddie pool it would just overflow back down the hill. Do you think the deer would go to this buried pool to drink?
I did this exact same thing last year and get some use but not as much as I had hoped. Seems like I get the same 4 or 5 doe families using it but when I set a cam on video I get a lot of deer that walk by and sniff it but don’t drink from it.
 
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