Archery Talk Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
667 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
I hunt in Michigan (middle of the mitten) and would really like some opinions on what to plant in a small secluded plot mostly for bowhunting. I've thought about wintergreens, but if something else may be better then I'd be open to any suggestions.

The area I want to plant is in the middle of a creek bottom and is going to be moist, dark soil. I'm not sure of the PH right now, but I can if it'll matter. It'll actually be kinda kidney bean shaped and one of my treestands sits in the middle of the bean. I'd say the bigger half of the plot is probably 40 yds long x 30 wide. The other side is probably around 15-20 yds. square.

About the only thing I can get in there for equipment would be a rototiller and rake.

Thanks for your help and suggestions!

Bryan
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
667 Posts
Discussion Starter · #2 ·
I just don't want to put in all the work this is going to take and find out later that I planted the wrong stuff.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
667 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Trying to make it easier for your brothers to shoot deer again uh?:D
hahaha...... yeah I know. If only I could get them to help out or something.

NAH!!! What was I thinking?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
667 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Bryan: I planted Imperial Whitetail clover in a similar area/terrain/plot size that you're describing and had good luck with that. Took alot of blood, sweat, and beers using hand tools but it definitely made a good plot. I was able to get my seed, fertilizer, and lime close enough via ATV.

Makes a good turkey plot in the spring too.

Good Luck...."Another dad of two girls"
Thanks, I sent you a PM.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
667 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Let me tell you a crop that is great to bow hunt over and the deer really eat even up into the winter TURNIPS! Would work great in the size place you are specifying and the deer really love them need to be planted in august and they will have time to mature.If the deer don't eat them up first!!
They only need to be right under surface. Can scatter them by hand and either rake or run a drag over them.:wink:
I have heard good things about turnips so I'll look into that also. Thanks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
667 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
If I planted clover on a smaller plot wouldn't they eat it down to nothing before season started?
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top