2015 Hit List Bucks - Cecil, Charlie, Long Eight, I am No. 4, and General Lee
Week No. 4 of Population Survey - 2 Doe and 1 Buck added for total. 16 Doe, 4 Doe Fawns, 13 Bucks, 4 Buck Fawn - 37 Total Deer for Week No. 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Highlights Week 4
Channel Catfish, Albino Catfish, and Largemouth Bass
Food Plots at the End of August coming along.
I am No. 4 Buck
Highlights of Week 3
Highlights from Week 2 in August - Does not look like the turkey fair as well 5 hens one poult is not a good number, rain 15 inches over the 5 year average must had put a hurt on them. The Boss of the younger buck is the one side antler buck. The two button bucks running together from last fall are now 3 to 4 pointers this year. Coyotes eating corn, Bucks chasing turkeys and coons. Buck fight, Doe fight, The wildest is a young coon with turkeys can't believe the hens could stand a mortal enemy that close.
Week No. 2 Result of Population Survey - 3 Doe, 1 Doe Fawn, 1 Buck, 3 Buck Fawns added to week 1 totals. 14 Doe, 4 Doe Fawns, 11 Bucks, 4 Buck Fawn - 33 Total Deer for Week No. 1 and 2
First round of seed order for planting will add a few grains a little later. High deer browse on my place requires plants that can produce high forage.
APPIN FORAGE TURNIP -forage turnip was bred for fast, vigorous establishment and quick maturity (60-100 days). It is firmly anchored in the ground for minimum wastage. Appin has a significantly higher proportion of leaf yield compared to other turnips, and is multi-crowned for improved re-growth potential. The high leaf-to-bulb ratio results in a very leafy crop with high digestibility.
BARKANT FORAGE TURNIP - is a very vigorous diploid turnip variety with a purple tankard root type. The variety has a very good leaf and root yield with high sugar and dry-matter content. Ideally suited for grazing with sheep and cattle, it is common to obtain 4-6 tons of dry-matter content per acre of this high-energy feed. Barkant is able to provide multiple harvests with the correct grazing management.
T-RAPTOR FORAGE BRASSICA - is an early maturing hybrid brassica, a cross between a forage turnip and a forage rape, with 50-70 day crop duration. T-Raptor exhibits a leafy growth habit (higher leaf-to-bulb ratio) and is well-suited to grazing. Under ideal management, it can be grazed once a month. T-Raptor is an excellent late-summer feed source, and a good supplement for late-summer periods when cool-season forage grasses slow in production. T-Raptor can be sown in spring or summer.
BONAR FORAGE RAPE -is a late maturing forage rape with relatively short stems andlarge paddle leaves. A higher leaf-to-stem ratio gives increased utilization compared to Giant type rapes. Produces very high quality forage yields. After a hard frost the leaves become very sweet and palatable
WINDAM WINTER PEA - is a new winter pea - a semi-dwarf, upright, winter hardy feed pea, improved variety, The only winter pea with enough winter hardiness for central to upper Midwest, Great for mixing with small grains, Can produce 4000-6000 lbs biomass
Week No. 1 Result of Population Survey - 11 Doe, 3 Doe Fawns, 10 Bucks, 1 Buck Fawn. - 25 Total Deer for Week No. 1
For the first time ever, I am in the start of my population survey and I have this MALE coyote is eating my corn pile he came in twice in the week. The other weird event is not sure he is leaving or being run off by the two young bucks but only seconds between one and the other. The other thing he makes different mouth expression like he gagging. Raccoon ate too much and feel asleep on the feeder notice it's eyes are close. LOL