May 11th planted Sweet Sorghum as a edge along food plots to block the line of sight into the food plots from the edge of woods to force the deer to enter to see other deer. My Theory Anyway - The Fourth photo is the deer view into the food plot - Also after they get thru the Sweet Sorghum they enter the fall food source which after 6 days the Triticale and turnips/brassica/rape/radishes have really exploded with growth. September 14th had another good rain.
New Deer Stand Locations
September 8th Food planting and 2.5 inches of rain
Fish Feeding June 2, 2016
Fish Food put in June 2, 2016 - Sweet Tea Growing on pond damn - Burn area greening up.
Food Plots June 2, 2016
Mineral Lick June 2, 2016
May 11th, 2016 Plating Sweet Sorghum - Line of sight along all edged of all food plots. Along with getting a little firewood ready for Deer Season.
Very hard to find. Mix I got it in does not exist anymore that was 10 years ago but it was neat to watch deer ride plant down and eat heads.
Order some different kinds just to place as both screen and food source. Will try in different areas of different plots since I don't need for whole food plots. Time will tell, always fun try something different.
Mennonite Sorghum - A Mennonite heirloom from Missouri. The tall canes are juiced and boiled to make a very sweet, light, sorghum syrup--excellent on pancakes. This variety gives good yields and also produces lots of grain.
Sugar Drip Sorghum - Big 10-12-foot tall plants produce large heads with edible red seeds. This old variety receives its name from the sweet juice that is in the stalk of each plant; this juice was boiled down in many rural areas of the Southeastern United States to make the famous sorghum syrup that was a staple on the morning's pancakes and cornbread. This strain has now became very rare.
Iowa Sweet Sorghum - 125 days. A very sweet syrup type, about 9’ tall with thick, juicy stalks. Preserved for years at Sand Hill Preservation Center and propagated by our very good friend and gardening mentor, the late Merlyn Neidens.
Onavas Red Sorghum - Vigorous, 10-foot plants send out many tillers (side-shoots), and all produce sweet juicy sap suitable for boiling down into syrup. Beautiful burgundy seed heads. From the Pima Bajo village in Sonora, Mexico.
Yellow Bonnet Sorghum - 20 days—A fairly long season syrup-type sorghum, originally from southern Missouri. Medium stalks reach 9-10 feet, showed no lodging in one trial, and only moderate tillering (suckering).
M 81 E is a late maturing variety that matures about one week later than “Theis’. It is similar to Theis in height but has more leaves produces more seed and is more resistant to plant lodging than is Theis.
Some of the highlight of the few more days turkey hunting. Not sure what kind of tree this is, anyone know? Illegal Deer stand on public ground since deer season ended Jan 15th, Poorly maintained watering hole on public ground, Old deer stand from the past, What the tree roots look like in my soil in my region, soft shell turtle has found a new home in my remote watering hole and a wild turkey egg setting on my road, seems a little strange.
Neat fossil finds at about 600 feet above Castor River and about 1 mile away. Also Cereal Grains are coming on now and looks like some red clover has even showed up. Can't even remember last time I planted any.
Antler Growth as of April 25th
If you want to loose a fight then knock yourself down when you start it. This is a first time I have seen this.
Because of 5 hours could not get final stalk on film, But got a lot of good gobbling at the start for about 1/2 hour cut down for video. I could see him on the hill side the spitting and drumming you could feel in your bones. Also game cameras see almost all.
Gobbling has been slow but with this guy roaming around I would not gobble either. But I do look over my shoulder when I am calling. Also notice the eyes in the background didn't take long for those to disappear when the Bobcat showed up.
Tough turkey season heard one gobbler far off on opening day nothing else have only heard one shot on opening day. No gobbling, No shooting, seen a few hens up close and after 5 days of nothing did here two gobbler extremely far away. Here are the highlights of the season so far. Bald Eagle that roosted in tree and Black Snake that crossed by path.
April 17th, 2016 - Last day to scout before season opens tomorrow, some more tracks and 3 different dusting areas.
April 17th, 2016 - Remote food plotting with Sweet Tea Wildlife Seed from Southern Habitats on back side of pond dam and some wildflowers for the top.
April 17th, 2016 - The Cypress Trees I have planted are finally getting bigger and making headway over the Bucks rubbing them each season.
April 17th, 2016 - Food Plots are in Blooming with Crimson Clover, Durana Clover and some Windham Winter Peas that deer have missed.
Well you can't eat them but nice to see 5 days before the season opens.
Final - Prescribed Fire at South Side Area 5 of in Lost Valley Lake - April 13th, 2016
Prescribed Fire result 4 day later at South Side Area 4 of in Lost Valley Lake - April 13th, 2016 - Typical Soil for Bollinger County
Fertilized Apples tree 4 of them are currently in Bloom - April 13th, 2016
Prescribed Fire at South Side Area 4 of in Lost Valley Lake - April 9th, 2016
Mineral Lick No. 1 with 400 lbs of Mineral added April 9th, 2016 - 4,200 lbs Total
Prescribed Fire at North Side Area 2 & 3 of in Lost Valley Lake - April 9th, 2016
April 4th food plots and Apple Tree
Prescribed Fire at Island Area 1 in Main Food Plot - March 25th, 2016
Phase 2 - Start of Phase 2 Timber Cut - Main Road - March 25th, 2016
Mineral Lick No. 2 - 400 lbs added - March 25th, 2016 - 3,330 lbs total
New Christmas Tree Blind - March 25th, 2016
Phase 1 Complete - Northeast near Gate - Timber cut - March 17th, 2016