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First time making a food plot
« on: May 30, 2018, 04:02:54 PM »
Two years ago my dad & I invested in 40 acres surrounded by state land near our cabin in Waskish. We built a couple stands the last two years but we hadn't done anything but talk about what we could do to improve the property some day. Well, this past weekend my son and I made the 10 1/2 hour drive to Waskish motivated to build our first food plot. My dad and my hunting buddy made the trip up from Isanti.

We improved a trail from one of our stands to another (made it wide enough for the 4-wheeler) and then we picked the location of our food plot off that trail.

My buddy fired up his brush cutter and my son and I helped pile up the small tree's that he cut. We spent the better part of the next day removing stumps and then my dad tested out his new pull behind tiller. We had to clear out quite a few larger roots while my dad was manning the tiller & 4-wheeler. We ran into a few rocks, a couple too big to move, so we went around them. But after three days of hard work, we planted our clover and are optimistic that it will grow.

I will post follow up photo's over the next couple months.

We also planted five apple tree's in another location and cleared some trees to provide full sunlight. Then we put a seven foot fence around each one.

Wish us luck!
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2018, 04:15:53 PM »
Some of you might be wondering if the walleye were biting on Upper Red?
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2018, 05:11:01 PM »
 :rotflmao: good job!  :happy1:
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2018, 07:03:59 PM »
New breaking is a tough job.  Just ask the settlers.  Good luck with your planting. 

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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2018, 07:36:08 PM »
Settlers didn't have power tools or roundup either... :crazy:

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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2018, 08:31:17 PM »
Awsome work. Interest to see if those apple trees, once bearing fruit, if those fences will keepnout bear......nope they wont. I hope they take but bear are murderous on apple trees. What area of waskish are you, i visit cookie several times in the summer.
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 09:25:27 PM »
Good way to start. Be sure to give it enough sun. Clearing or thinning to the north as needed will keep it growing. Good luck.

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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2018, 06:40:53 AM »
Looks good and time to catch fish. Awesome! :happy1:
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2018, 09:21:12 AM »
Good way to start. Be sure to give it enough sun. Clearing or thinning to the north as needed will keep it growing. Good luck.

Thanks ray634! We will make sure to continue clearing and thinning (especially to the north). I appreciate the advise.
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2018, 09:25:00 AM »
Awsome work. Interest to see if those apple trees, once bearing fruit, if those fences will keepnout bear......nope they wont. I hope they take but bear are murderous on apple trees. What area of waskish are you, i visit cookie several times in the summer.

Our property is located Southeast of Waskish out by Pine Island State Forest. I've been hunting that state land for over 30 years, my dad is approaching 50 years, and my grandparents were hunting before that (my grandma is 86yrs old and still hunting with us).
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2018, 04:39:22 PM »
...already getting some clover popping up!
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2018, 09:17:33 PM »
 :happy1: :happy1:
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2018, 10:40:38 AM »
Getting a lot of rain by Waskish this past weekend. The clover is growing. Now we need some sunshine for a few days.
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2018, 11:36:58 AM »
what type of seed to you guys buy when doing your food plots? we are building a shed up north and once the shed is built i'd like to throw some kind of seed down along the building thats benefical to deer and grouse.
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2018, 11:56:21 AM »
The brand we planted is Antler King (Trophy clover mix).
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2018, 11:57:37 AM »
The brand we planted is Antler King (Trophy clover mix).
:happy1: :happy1: :happy1: thanks!!!!!!!
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #16 on: July 05, 2018, 03:43:39 PM »
Update: Here's a picture of the clover plot from this Saturday (June 30th). I am also sharing a picture of a couple of the apple trees, and a visitor we had by the apple trees.
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2018, 03:48:19 PM »
Update: Here's a picture of the clover plot from this Saturday (June 30th).
:happy1: :happy1: nice!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2018, 07:56:42 AM »
 :cool: lookin good :happy1:
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2018, 03:27:12 PM »
The brand we planted is Antler King (Trophy clover mix).
just out of curiosity how much is a bag of this cost?? We are getting closer to the shed being done and I'd like to get this planted ASAP.

Need to know if I need to dip into the retirement fund!! :rotflmao:
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2018, 03:59:55 PM »
3.5 pounds for 29.95 at ff.  Looked on that interweb thing at the ff site.
Supposed to cover up to .5 acre

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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2018, 04:04:42 PM »
thanks Del............havent had time to go "shopping". besides i
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2018, 05:05:43 PM »
Here are a couple more photo's of the clover food plot from today.
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2018, 08:23:40 AM »
Looking good there.  I just planted yesterday. I know it's at the tail end to get something established before it freezes but I just had too many other projects to complete before planting got high enough on the list to get done.   :crazy:
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2018, 05:42:12 PM »
I made the trip over from western SD for the Labor Day weekend and the clover plot looks great. We are picking up almost daily activity on the trail cameras. It has us pretty excited!
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2018, 06:58:57 PM »
My buddy has a bunch of turnips (acre or two) planted next to his gravel pit near cook.   Says the deer been hitting it hard.   

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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2018, 08:24:31 PM »
What in god's name would you want with an acre or two of turnips?!
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2018, 08:35:44 PM »
What in god's name would you want with an acre or two of turnips?!
strictly deer bait, er food! :happy1:
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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2018, 09:07:25 PM »
What in god's name would you want with an acre or two of turnips?!
strictly deer bait, er food! :happy1:
Got it.  I don't know if he even hunts.   

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Re: First time making a food plot
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2018, 07:48:02 AM »
Deer bait?!!  Just set out some nice plants!!!  :angry2:
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