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Offline Hunt Master

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Getting ready to plant
« on: August 23, 2016, 12:48:57 PM »
This Saturday, Bugfixer and I will be planting food plots. This new property doesn't have a lot of places for plots but we have found a few places for some small plots. I always pre-sort the seed into ziplock bags with the plot name written on them. This lets me move through the planting process quickly and get the amounts and mixes just right. When you only have two people doing the work, you find little tricks to save you time.

We are primarily going with WTI No-Plow plots this year with some additional seed (oats, Alfa-Rack, clover) thrown in for good measure. One plot will be WTI Secret Spot with a little No-Plow thrown in. All in all, we are planting 4 plots that total up to about 1 acre and that is a far cry from the 5 acres we typically plant. Maybe we can work some more plots in next year if the land owner will let us clear out some spots...

So Saturday will be power tilling, planting, spreading fertilizer and lime, setting cameras on plots, filling corn feeders and putting out a few blinds. A very full day for 2 old guys.. LOL

This should be our last trip into the woods without a bow in our hands. Season starts on sept 3rd but I think we will give it a 2 week rest before we hit the stands...
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2016, 01:19:22 PM »
HM,
Sounds like a plan.
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2016, 01:27:48 PM »
It is about time. What have you guys been waiting on? Christmas?  @--0--0102
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2016, 01:50:03 PM »
We will be out there too...  We have a little more to plant but luckily we have more than two doing the work.  Plus Split toe had been doing some lawn mower time and will get an early start on the tractor for us.  That way all we have to do is toss the fertilizer, lime and then drag the plots...  But there is still other choirs to tend to such as some chin saw work, road clearing...  We will get it done and ready for the season. 
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2016, 02:11:32 PM »
It is about time. What have you guys been waiting on? Christmas?  @--0--0102

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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2016, 03:51:47 PM »
I'm right there with you HM.  I plan on ripping up about 2/3 acre tomorrow, rototilling in a few days and plant this weekend (chance of rain).  I also inherited a nice homemade metal quadpod stand with roof overlooking the plot that I need to pull to the edge.  PJ - I agree, my wife is my "second man".  We put up a stand and feeder in the middle of the swamp this past weekend where three trail intersect.  Packed 80 pounds of corn at a time through the swamp, whew talk about fun!!!  Gonna use it primarily for hogs.  Had to walk though a wallow the size of a small car to get to it.  I forgot to take pictures in the swamp, but will take some tomorrow while using the spring tooth harrow on the plot.  Gonna plant sugar beets in the plot.     

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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2016, 05:36:22 PM »
i'm planting this weekend to if it doesn't rain. i'll have to haul all the fertilizer and seed in via ATV since the road is out. it will be a longer process than normal, but I hope to get them in

good luck everyone and may it rain sunday evening
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2016, 10:37:59 PM »
Our bow opener isn't until Oct 1.  Would like to get one more, possibly two more plots sowed in the next week, but weather forecast sounds a bit sloppy. 
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2016, 10:51:23 PM »
I'll be putting in 1/2 acre of Winter-Greens this weekend .  ##$%#1118
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2016, 08:44:04 AM »
I hope the weather cooperates for all of you. Good luck.
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2016, 05:35:51 AM »
I hope the weather cooperates for all of you. Good luck.

I'm ready to plant.  We have had a high pressure over us since last Sunday, Cold Front came in.  Feels great but we are now dry as a bone with no rain in the forecast.
Behind the house is just waiting for a rain forecast to put out Snort's "Buckatash"!!


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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2016, 08:43:00 AM »
Mission accomplished. We got the 3 plots power tilled & planted, additional cameras put out, a couple of blinds set up, all feeders topped off, went to all stands and added pull up ropes, trail markers, GPS marked their location and documented which direction they faced for best wind.

It has been raining 4 out of 7 days here, practically since June. Now that we have seed on the ground, all rain has disappeared from the forecast for the next 2 weeks. It always seems to do that..

Our season opens on Sept 3rd but we may give it another week before hunting. We had a lot of traffic and noise on the property this weekend, not to mention its still going to be in the 90's on opening weekend...
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2016, 09:08:13 AM »
Glad to hear you got them planted.  You should have enough soil moisture to get them going.
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2016, 08:03:02 PM »
nice work. I still need to do stand prep on a couple. I figure my rain will stop to
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Re: Getting ready to plant
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2016, 08:25:43 AM »
I swear... happens every time....

Its been raining here so much this summer that we have more toad stools in our woods than trees. Planted 3 small plots a little over a week ago and the rain quit instantly. Haven't had a drop since the seed hit the ground...
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