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Offline Snortweeze

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Why not ?
« on: June 03, 2013, 08:20:15 AM »
Food plot seed for elk, and moose. Why do you not see any food plot seed company's marketing a product towards these animals? I know the place's they live in are harder to get equipment too and tougher soil but a good throw and grow product might just be the ticket. They two can use the minerals for bigger racks.
What are your thoughts
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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 09:14:24 AM »
I don't know much about them...but I assume, they being Cervids as are deer, eat basically the same types of things and have about the same types of mineral requirements as deer...just in larger quantities.....If this is the case looking at their range and habitat...cost of advertising budgets and taking into consideration the resourcefulness of hunters....Companies have found doing so would be not a good return for advertising dollar. That hunters would just use what they would for wht or blk tails..
Still not knowing much about them ..due to size  I would think that they tend to browse more on brush and trees and unlike deer eat water plants

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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 09:22:44 AM »
Food plot seed for elk, and moose. Why do you not see any food plot seed company's marketing a product towards these animals? I know the place's they live in are harder to get equipment too and tougher soil but a good throw and grow product might just be the ticket. They two can use the minerals for bigger racks.
What are your thoughts
I do not know much about them, but like growalot I would assume that companies do not see a lot of profit in doing it.  Still a throw and grow type of product might help on Elk. Seems to me that I've heard that moose eat a lot of water plants
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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 09:32:10 AM »
Just wonder what are the restrictions on elk and moose feeding, i.e. food plots within the states that have them?
Also, most areas that have them have drawings to hunt them, so why invest in food plots?
Above is just me thinking out loud.     

We have a small herd of elk in our mountains but no moose.


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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2013, 02:02:26 PM »
If I had to guess I'd say it all comes down to money, and that seed companies don't think they'd sell enough for it to be profitable.  Whitetail hunters make up the largest hunting group and largest hunting spending group there is, which is why there are so many products geared toward deer/deer hunters.
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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 08:13:02 PM »
knowing how much a deer can eat, you would need a huge plot to feed those critters. they would plain wipe out an acre in a day.

that and the market might be too small to make money
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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2013, 01:24:21 PM »
Where my property is located i have deer elk moose and bear. i'm going to experiment on some small food plots. I'll try that sample pack that WTI offers first.It's legal to use attractants for them. my property is at 3200 ' elevation and borders State and timber co land.
Most farmers around here doesn't  grow the kind of food plots  that u all do. There is a lot of alfafa  fields here.
My piece of property is mostly timber acreage  so  i'm trying some small plots in the simi open areas.i'll use a small tiller for my plots. I  use attractants at the moment  that i make myself for hunting and feed. I had a bull elk on my camera and a bear a few days ago and of course deer.
At the moment where my property lies the temp is in the 50's and raining not to far off from snow
total different climate  here. So i half to know when to plant my plots. So i'm curious myself to see if they will grow.the soil is around 6.5 and well drained .

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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2013, 03:34:13 PM »
Where my property is located i have deer elk moose and bear. i'm going to experiment on some small food plots. I'll try that sample pack that WTI offers first.It's legal to use attractants for them. my property is at 3200 ' elevation and borders State and timber co land.
Most farmers around here doesn't  grow the kind of food plots  that u all do. There is a lot of alfafa  fields here.
My piece of property is mostly timber acreage  so  i'm trying some small plots in the simi open areas.i'll use a small tiller for my plots. I  use attractants at the moment  that i make myself for hunting and feed. I had a bull elk on my camera and a bear a few days ago and of course deer.
At the moment where my property lies the temp is in the 50's and raining not to far off from snow
total different climate  here. So i half to know when to plant my plots. So i'm curious myself to see if they will grow.the soil is around 6.5 and well drained .

every pack of WTI seed has planting dates for your area. my guess is you are past your planting dates. check to make sure you aren't past your dates.

also, w/ those big animals, they may wipe out small plots pretty fast. the good news is you have big hay fields to support most of the pressure. good luck
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Re: Why not ?
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2013, 04:33:52 PM »
Here i don't think we have the animal density as some other states so i'm hoping when i plant them that they will last.
Last year in some areas we had a bigger winter kill up to 50%.

 

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