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Author Topic: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons  (Read 4052 times)

Offline Snortweeze

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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2016, 08:19:46 AM »
Looking great.
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2016, 04:26:29 PM »
they are pounding the beans around here right now. looks good
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2016, 10:46:31 PM »
Finally got the boys shootin' house almost completed.  Need a couple of pieces of hardware for the door and it will be ready to drag to the little food plot.  I know it should have been in the woods weeks ago,  but hey, I'm gettin' old, it's been too hot, it's been rainin', I need to mow the grass......the mower is in the repair shop and I've almost finished their shootin' house.  I better move it soon, before it gets too wet as we may be gettin' a tropical storm in a few days.  Thanksgiving Day will soon be here, opening day for Zone D in Florida.
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2016, 05:03:27 AM »
Looks like a great food plot and you'll enjoy that shooting house
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2016, 09:47:07 PM »
Good job this reminds me of a saying that I've read on TH...Hunt with your kids (grandkids) not for them....
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2016, 07:26:50 AM »
Looks like a good job on it, time to get it set up
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2016, 09:57:03 PM »
Finally got the boys shootin' house set in the edge of the food plot with the Iron and Clay peas.  It's now time to mow the mess down and prepare a seed bed for a cool season crop.  Not sure yet but it we may plant Wren's Abruzzi Rye grain, we've had good results with it.  I would be open to suggestions on this small plot, if anyone knows of something that would work in the region we're in.  I planted a mix in this spot some years back only hunted it once or twice. 
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2016, 08:49:41 PM »
We plant a triticle, winter peas, mixed green mix....
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2016, 09:18:28 PM »
Gunny,
I'm assuming y'all are in north Alabama.  Is the triticale part of a blend or something y'all put together?  I'm sure folks must use triticale around ere but I've used mostly Rye for years.  Wouldn't mind trying something different.  Hopefully it will be a one time planting as I intend to over seed this small plot with Imperial Whitetail clover and figure it will be ready for the 2017-18 season with a little TLC.
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2016, 09:19:45 PM »
looks nice. what kind of a roof is that
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2016, 09:08:49 AM »
Yari,
B.R. (before retirement) I was the maintenance foreman for a school district.  Being a packrat by heart, I always watched what was going to the dump during construction projects.  Those roof panels were from a covered walkway that had to be removed for new construction.  They lock into each other, one up and one down, they are nominally 6" wide X 6 feet long, just right to cover the 4 X 6 shootin' house with a 1 foot overhang all around.  The panels are aluminum and I secured them to the top plate with some wood screw with a dab of silicone on each head.  The raised panels ,every other one, had to have a "bird board" installed to keep the birds, wasps and most of all the cold air out!
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2016, 05:21:03 PM »
they looked like bird magnets. nice work
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2016, 08:22:48 PM »
Been workin' on the boys food plot a little at a time.  We are in a very dry spell right now, which is good for the peanut and cotton harvest but bad for planting winter crops.  The weather has finally lost it's summer grip, we are runnnin' from the mid 50's to high 80's with low humidity, pretty nice but with no rain.
We mowed the Iron and Clay peas and then disked the patch.  We then applied dolomite a week or so ao and then 13-13-13 yesterday.  Need to cut the fertilizer in but that aerates the soil and looses more moisture and that lessens the germination rate of the seed.  It's crunch time for the boy's plot, only 6 weeks till Thanksgiving Day, need something green by then.  The woods are full of acorns, peanuts in the surrounding fields, ol' Bambi doesn't have to go far to dine.
The early season only last 4 days but this is their time to come hunt with granddad.  One friend told me to just buy some feed oats and plant them heavy and see what happens, not wasting high dollar certified seed on the dry ground. Kinda' makes sense.  The big plot can wait for the moisture as it doesn't get hunted mch till out in Jan. and Feb.
here's a few pictures of some of the activities: Gettin' ready to spread the dolomite, Mowing the Iron and Clay peas, Disking the plot and Loadin' the fertilizer hopper.
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2016, 08:25:05 PM »
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Re: New shootin' house and food plot for Grandsons
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2016, 07:36:26 PM »
you are still having fun. we are done growing here. it's my time to catch up on chores that got put off during planting season.

keep after it. good luck on the weather
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