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Author Topic: Deer Problem?  (Read 452 times)

Offline foodplot19

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Deer Problem?
« on: July 20, 2013, 08:06:25 PM »
Went to put ladders up for tree stands today and check camera's. One camera is over the food plot.  I was worried the beans weren't doing very well until I checked one of the test cages.  There must be a bunch of hungry deer in the area.
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Re: Deer Problem?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2013, 10:12:13 PM »
Kind of like welfare, give them free food and they will come.  --099-780
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Re: Deer Problem?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2013, 09:31:56 AM »
hey buddy. the good news is bean's leaves are up to 35% protein and your deer are getting a great food source. bad news is you probably won't have pods for a fall food source. I found the leaves are more important in my are. after the pods develop, the turkey will wipe out a small field. turkeys cleaned me out of 3 acres last year in September.

maybe try some deer repellant until they develop a little more. at least give them a chance. I see deer tape all over and hear it works ok.

good luck
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Re: Deer Problem?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2013, 01:05:51 PM »
Yep, deer love the young bean plants
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Re: Deer Problem?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2013, 01:34:00 PM »
Looks like a good problem to have...they do love those beans!
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Re: Deer Problem?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 02:58:49 PM »
hey buddy. the good news is bean's leaves are up to 35% protein and your deer are getting a great food source. bad news is you probably won't have pods for a fall food source. I found the leaves are more important in my are. after the pods develop, the turkey will wipe out a small field. turkeys cleaned me out of 3 acres last year in September.

maybe try some deer repellant until they develop a little more. at least give them a chance. I see deer tape all over and hear it works ok.

good luck
If we would've had any rain since we put them out they might've had a little better chance at some size.  There hasn't been any rain to speak of.  The ground doesn't show any signs that it has even rained a little.  We planted Wiinter Greens today.  They are all but promising rain. So hopefully as pourse as the ground is it will fall in the little gaps and grow.  We'll see.
The deer repellant is an idea.  I've been using Milorganite but I didn't have it with me when I planted the beans.  I put out 50 lbs of it today on about 1/4 acre.
Good luck to you as well.
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Re: Deer Problem?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2013, 08:22:31 PM »
Here's hoping they hang around until bow season.  Cheers
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Re: Deer Problem?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2013, 10:18:18 PM »
We have that same problem every year, our beans get up to about 6" and then the deer wipe 'em out! We even over plan, but to no avail. We need a better fast growing forage beans, that hogs don't like and deer love!
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