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Old 06-05-2012, 02:04 AM
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The best way to hold large bucks is by having what they are interested in. LADIES. The real question is how to keep a healthy doe population. Anyone who has hunted over bait or planted fields will pretty much agree the only time you will see a big buck in the open is when he is trailing a doe. I try and plant healthy foods for my deer. Yes I toss in a few seeds of corn and a bit of ryegrass. Nutrition value in these foods are low but they enjoy eating it. 90% of what I put out is higher protein food such as clover, alfalfa, and peas. Clover and alfalfa both make excellent forage crops. Both are perennial so once you get them established, you are good to go for years to come. Just a bit of lime and maybe some fertilizer. Since Alfalfa makes its own nitrogen you can use a low nitrogen fertilizer and maybe get by without using any.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:12 PM
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Plan a turnip field, better than and other crop out IMO !
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:41 PM
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ive got to say that i agree with going the salt and mineral lick way. i like to mix it up. i put out a deer can lick, and once theyd crushed the stump, i put a trophy rock there. the deer literally dug a whole almost 3 feet deep there and while in stand one day in october i had a 3 yr old 10 pt lay down in the whole and roll in the mud. i cant say that you can beat food plots, but deer need vitamins and minerals year round, and ive got a lottt of pics of bucks using the licks during daylight hours. especially if you put it close to a bedding area.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:31 PM
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Baiting is legal in georgia
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:56 PM
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I like chestnuts as a food plot. It is easy to start, maintain and the deer love them.
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