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first time food plotter, what I found


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After a lot of thinking about how to do it, I put in my food plots on Monday. I rented an Antler King food plot disc from the rental place in Walker, I planned on spreading a lot of pelletized lime and fertilizer with my home broadcaster spreader. After about 8-10 passes over the first spot (a meadow like area) the ground was pretty well ready, I then dragged it and it was in better shape, I then attempted to broadcast the lime and fertilizer, wrong. The ground was too loose to push the spreader (rookie mistake). The next two spots I limed and fertilized first and then disced and dragged. It was fun to be a pretend farmer but my expectations are low. The implement I rented was pretty cool, towed behind my suburban down the highway and then hooked to my atv. It rained ten minutes after I was all finished so the timing was pretty good. I feel good about getting a small taste of this hobby, I'm sure in about ten years I'll have it figured out a bit more!

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You're starting out better (and smarter) than most people, at least you've limed and fertilized. Does the site get enough sunlight?

Be careful, planting food plots gets addicting, once you start seeing deer using your spots, you'll be buying that implement, looking for more spots to till up, buying a trail camera, researching different seed blends, etc.

Good luck!

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all three spots get a lot of sun, probably full sun, I already have a trail camera. I tried three different seed types mostly thanks to biglakebass, I bet the forky I shoot this fall will have extra mass because of the food plots.

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