OK- I have been wanting to put in a food plot on our property and had an idea.
We only can spend about ten days total scouting and maintaining the property right now, 6 days in the last week of sept/first week in oct. and a four day weekend on the third weekend of october. plus one guy goes up and mows in august for a half day.
We currently only rifle hunt.
We are in N central MN, and have 200 acres, 5 40s
I will attach a snapshot of our property.
We have a "field" that we have to mow every year that is about .7 acres, and we could probably expand it a little bit. But with about the same amount of work to mow it I think we could kill the weeds and plant some forage instead. One of our guys brings his big ford tractor with a mower up every year in the end of august and mows.
So my question is, would it be practical to do this? the green placemarks are portable stands and the reds are permanent. You can see our cabin and the "field" I was talking about, which abuts it. Would it be counteractive to do this, because inevitably we would spook the deer every morning while going to our stands? We usually get out an hour before sunrise and stay out ALL day, but if deer are feeding in the plot in the early AM, what to do???
MN rifle usually is around the time of the rut, first or second week of Nov.
Has anyone else had this type of predicament? any other suggestions?