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Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:10 pm
by jbullard1
I am located in the center of about 1000 acres of hardwoods.
I have planted food plots for years but this year the deer are ignoring the oats , winter peas, rye, and assorted greens.
What is up??

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:15 pm
by LazyGhost
Might be all that shooting you be doin :lol:

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:18 pm
by jbullard1
LazyGhost wrote:Might be all that shooting you be doin :lol:


:W: :W: :W:

Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:18 pm
by buckcrazy
Don't feel bad, they haven't been eating mine either. It's like someone turned off a switch!

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:24 pm
by patinlouisiana
ACORNS!
The deer I shot had nothing in it but acorns

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:27 pm
by EddyBo
patinlouisiana wrote:ACORNS!
The deer I shot had nothing in it but acorns


That would be my guess........or all that shooting :)

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:56 pm
by FireCloud
Might be someone has set up some corn feeders close by.

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:48 pm
by jv
We have several small food plots in the woods and a couple are eat down to the bare ground and the ground is covered in acorns around them.

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:14 pm
by saddaddykiller
could be the lack of fertilzier/ph level etc...a dead animal could be near the foodplots...hunting pressure/acerns/aliens abducting the deer/poachers(lazyghost)/....setup a circular wire fence and then youll really know/or a trail camera

Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:18 pm
by buckcrazy
SDK, I have 9 cameras out on my 160 acres so I pretty much got it covered from stem to stern and haven't gotten but 21 pics in two weeks. Been hearing from everyone around us that it's just dead! Our property is nearly 90% hardwoods and there are acorns everywhere.

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:28 pm
by patinlouisiana
bc,
Do you have any cams watching any white oak trees?
They are like cocain to the deer in our area.

Food Plots

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:32 pm
by buckcrazy
Yeah, I have two cams that are watching white oaks that are heavily browsed areas each year. Not much activity lately though during the day. It's just a really strange year for us

Re: Food Plots

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:38 am
by jbullard1
Will deer eat acorns that are sprouting? I'm seeing a lot that have sprouted