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Food plot

Postby Part Time Hunter » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:55 am

What do you take into consideration when choosing a spot to plant winter plots? I have a new spot this year, I am gonna plant a food plot but can't decide if I want it in a secluded area or on the end of a big field.
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Re: Food plot

Postby gtk » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:59 am

Location, Location, Location..

Any trees nearby to hang a stand (or hide a tripod)

can you get to it without spooking deer.

which direction do the deer usually come from, and where is that in relation to the normal wind for that area .. (In my area, the wind is usually a westerly wind )...

A secluded area would make the deer feel more secure.. Is there a lot of atv/foot traffic near the plot?
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Re: Food plot

Postby Part Time Hunter » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:07 am

I have considered most of that. I am thinking I might make a plot at the end of the field and extend it into a secluded area. Put up about four stands and hunt the wind. I will be the only one hunting unless I take someone with me so atv and foot traffic will be almost none.
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Re: Food plot

Postby gtk » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:20 am

I kept the stand around my food plot far enough away, that I don't spook deer coming & going.. Thats hard to do though if its a bow stand :)
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Re: Food plot

Postby Part Time Hunter » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:29 am

I'm not even gonna try to have a plot ready for bow season, I will probably plant around the middle of October. I plan to keep the stands within 100 yards unless it a box stand. I may one stand closer and hunt it only when the wind is perfect.
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Re: Food plot

Postby gtk » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:33 am

There's nothing like crawling into a good dry box stand, on a cooold, wet rainy day, and just sitting, listening to the rain but staying good & dry...

makes me sleepy just thinking about it :P
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Re: Food plot

Postby Part Time Hunter » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:36 am

Yep, that will be my inclimate weather stand, and my stand for when my son goes with me. He's only seven and has a hard time sitting still. We go to the box stand and he either plays a video game or goes to sleep.
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