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what is the best thing to plant to attract deer in shaded areas in my woods?

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  • what is the best thing to plant to attract deer in shaded areas in my woods?

    what is the best thing to plant to attract deer in shaded areas in my woods?

  • #2
    The post I made on the message boards might help.

    http://www.fieldandstream.com/forums/hunting/saltmineral-attractants

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    • #3
      i used Whitetail Institute Secret Spot Food Plot very easy

      http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0004713225960a&type=product&cmCat=SEAR CH_all&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&Ntk=Products&QueryText=secret+spot&so rt=all&_D%3AhasJS=+&N=0&Nty=1&hasJS=true&_DARGS=%2 Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fsearch%2Fsearch-box.jsp.form23&_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1

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      • #4
        The mineral attractants will work. If you want to plant a plot though canola or triticale would be great. Triticale will grow any where I think. I used the secret spot mix mentioned above and all that came up was rye grass and canola. Triticale is a cross between winter wheat and rye so it should be just as good.

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        • #5
          Ragan and Massey Seed Company produces a mix they call "Shade Blend." They market thier Wildlife plot products inder the name Plot Spike.
          http://www.plotspike.com

          Shade blend is a mixture of shade tolerant grasses, clover, plaintain and turnip. If you follow thier directs you will have great results. Deer love this mix!

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          • #6
            Check out Whitetail Institutes No-Plow, needs very little sun light…

            http://www.whitetailinstitute.com/products/noplow/

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            • #7
              Check out Whitetail Institutes No-Plow, needs very little sun light…

              http://www.whitetailinstitute.com/products/noplow/

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              • #8
                You might also check out http://www.fieldandstream.com/forums/hunting/whitetails/food-plots for some more in depth information

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                • #9
                  I agree with TheEasternShore...

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                  • #10
                    Some good choices: Cabela's Ultimate Forage($50 for 10 lb., 1 acre; cabelas.com), Imperial No-Plow ($69 for 25 lb., 1.5acre; whitetailinstitute.com), Biologic Green Patch Plus ($32 for 40 lb.,1acre; mossyoakbiologic.com), HS Vita-Rack Fall Mix ($55 for 6 lb., 1 acre;hunterspec.com).


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                    • #11
                      Cabela's Ultimate Forage($50 for 10 lb., 1 acre; cabelas.com)

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                      • #12
                        Cabela's Ultimate Forage($50 for 10 lb., 1 acre; cabelas.com)

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