You might check with the tax office in your county. With the Soil conservation program in the rural counties they might have one or can head you in the right direction.(Except Talbot Co. They don't have a map. UGA extension service might have one also.
With this being the slowest time of year for any habitat work or planting I thought I would post pics of a couple of bomb-proof gravity feeders we've been using since 2011. The 55 gallon drum is made by Texas Hunter products. Has a galvanized loose fitting top that is easy-on easy-off. A plastic insert in the bottom of the drum has 3 ports that allow the feed to come down into the troughs. Legs are heavy gauge steel that pigs can't destroy. We have 2 of these and they work really well. Bucks seem to like them as well...
The is the Double D feeder. They are made in S. GA and usually have an ad in GON each month. Made of galvanized steel with a hinge top that is easy to fill.
We use the custom mix protein feed from Oglethorpe Feed and Seed located between Crawford and Lexington. Has enough corn in it to keep the deer coming back.
Canuck...Logged on this morning to see any updates to this thread and couldn't find it! Finally saw it in the "Sticky" section. Well deserved!!! Looking forward to the fall planting season and following everyone's progress.
So, having properly limed soils (cheap man's fertilizer), allows your plants to pull nutrients out of the soil. You want your deer to get the most out of what they eat, so optimizing your soil is the way to do it ... besides, an acidic soil wastes a lot of your fertilizer dollars.
Woody's Campfire Fall Semester
Course: Food Plotting 101
Canuck...The last post should be required reading for anyone new to food plotting! Figure 4 showing the percentage of nutrients not available in very acidic soils says it all. Thanks for taking the time to post this info. Anytime I see a post from a fellow hunter asking about "putting in a food plot", I will refer to this thread - post 35.