Spent two days at the Glenwood lease

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by Thayer, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    Well, after two days of frost seeding over 60lbs of alfalfa, spreading 1240lbs of pelletized lime, walking most of the fence line around the 800 acres, and finding only one shed...I am real happy to be this tired.
     
  2. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    Here is a good rub we found.
     

  3. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    The mineral lick that we started last year on flat ground.
     
  4. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    How 'bout this rub?!
     
  5. MObuckman

    MObuckman Active Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Fenton
    show me a pic of the shed!
     
  6. kcraider21

    kcraider21 New Member

    504
    Aug 17, 2005
    Belton, MO
    wow, thayer those trees are shreded. you must have some big'uns.
     
  7. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    Looks like some good times!
    Thanks for all the pics!
    :cheers::cheers:


    I do wanna see the shed though! :pop:
     
  8. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    Ok, we could not find that other side....wish we could have...would have made some real nice rattling antlers!!
     
  9. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    Not too shappy peice of bone there!
    Thanks for giving us a look!
    :cheers::cheers:
     
  10. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    It scored at ???? what do you think it scored?
     
  11. Lefty

    Lefty New Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    MO
    You know... I have no idea what to score a shed as.

    I can score a deer pretty darn good by looking at the pic, but I haven't a clue on just one antler!

    Any hints?
     
  12. MObuckman

    MObuckman Active Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Fenton
    very nice, lol...there is always a Busch can as a point of reference
     
  13. huntforfunnfood

    huntforfunnfood New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    new bloomfield mo
    nice pics
    i would guess that shed is about a 44 incher how close am i?

    have you ever frost seeded alfalfa before?

    we raise alot of it for hay always plant with a brillion seeder.....granddad always said that was the only way to get a crop :)

    i know he wasn't 100% correct but it sure worked for us several times

    hope your frost seeding goes well. that alfalfa plot should give you plenty to do if you get a good stand with mowing and spraying and all but boy is it a good food for the wildlife
     
  14. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    46 3/8 ??

    :cheers::cheers:
     
  15. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    You guys are right on the money...48 1/4".

    I have never started an alfalfa plot, but we are going to try it out. I am hoping that last years winter wheat will give it shade and give it a chance to take off this year...I am also thinking that mowing won't be an issue...the deer have all of our plots down to two inches tall. I am worried that they will overgraze it. I hope it takes off and provides a huge draw this fall when the corn and beans are gone from the surrounding areas.
     
  16. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    What rate did you seed your alfalfa? Did you drill it or broadcast and scratch or what?
     
  17. Thayer

    Thayer New Member

    Dec 17, 2005
    Imperial, Mo
    15 pound or close to that, per acre. The ground was so soft that we just broadcast it over the areas and will hope that today's rain will push it into the ground or get it covered. The deer prints were all over the plots and should provide many crevices for the seeds to get covered in.
     
  18. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    You done good..

    Lotsa folks plant 25#/a and after one year, there is no benefit vs. 15#/a.

    Do you intend to harvest or just leave for forage?
     
  19. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Sounds like a good weekend to me!!! Those rubs look like Iowegian deer did it!!!! Very nice....