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Discussion in 'Whitetail Deer Habitat' started by BigW, Feb 12, 2018 at 10:28 PM.

  1. BigW

    BigW

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    Please post photos of your food plot and property screens. Photo bucket has limited my ability to see many photos posted in food plot screen discussions.

    If you have the time please post a description of the plants too. Looking forward to getting some ideas from your finished products.
     
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  3. gunfun13

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    15 yard wide Cave in Rock Switch. Picture taken about 2 weeks ago, standing tall, averages about 5'. 2 years old
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    Hinge cut screen with Aspen regen. Cut winter 2016, pic taken August 2017
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    Northwoods Plot Screen (Sorghum). Had poor germination because of drought, and poor growing conditions. What did germinate ended up 7-8' tall and screened adequately early season but fell to about knee high sometime around gun season. northwoodsscreen2.jpg


    2 year old Miscanthus. Planted 2 staggered rows of clusters at 3' spacing. Planted spring 2016, pic was late august 2017. It put on a couple feet of growth after this and is still standing tall currently. It is not yet thick enough to screen, I'm hopeful it will be next year.

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    My biggest tip is to start with establishing permanent screening ASAP (switch, miscanthus, spruce,etc) I waited several years while doing annual sorghum screens, the sorghum just doesn't hold up later in the season when I need it most.
     
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    About a 10’ wide strip of cave in rock that surrounds 3 sides of this field. It averages about 6’ tall and is going on it’s fourth or fifth growing season. It is still standing tall despite all of this snow.

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    Miscanthus clusters planted in two staggered rows. This photo was in late July, in its second growing season. The screening provides cover to access this box blind, plus the screen continues and screens off the property from the neighboring field.
     
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  6. BigW

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    Wow. Great pics and inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to post.

    I can't wait to try some of these out this spring. Miscanthis is on order and I have unlimited spruce and balsam at my other property to transplant.

    What is the maintenance plan for the NW Plot Screen plants?
     
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    Can't wait for the dirt berm specialist to post in here.
     
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  8. Luv2hunteup

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    Norway spruce screen east side.
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    Norway spruce west side
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  9. Luv2hunteup

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    Egyptian wheat screen. Blocks the deer view from my neighbor the backyard mechanic.
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    Is that a deer blind? Or a fire watch tower? From that vantage point you can probably almost see Canada!
     
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  11. Luv2hunteup

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    Shooting windows are 30’.
     
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  12. smith34

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    Like this? Freshly dug here, but now has cave in rock growing on it and ao on the tops too. What can I say, in 6 hours I have a 1/4 mile permanent screen, Norway spruce or even plot screen don’t grow that quick! ImageUploadedByOhub Campfire1518579350.447793.jpg
     
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