Food plot with no control of water.

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Food plot with no control of water.

Postby greenhead55 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:58 pm

I hunt a river in PA that has a cove into my friends farm. Nothing really grows in it other than cattails in the corner and grass around the edges. It is a large river however the cove varies from 0 water to 2 feet depending on river level and locks/damn opening and closing. Sometimes it can fill and drain several times a day based on barge traffic through the locks. It is always moist unless we are experiencing a drought. I would like to plant something in there this coming year. It doesn't have a current except for when water is being filled or drained from that particular pool of the river. The bottom varies from muddy to mud sandy harder mix. What could I attempt to plant in it and how should I go about it? What time of year is best to plant? I appreciate the help! Also any info on where to buy the seed would be great!
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Re: Food plot with no control of water.

Postby wanapasaki » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:04 pm

I'd try some sort of rice, that was a tolerant kind, that didn't require pure saturation. I'm going to do this in the area I hunt, and imma start it in august. My recommendation to you would be to talk to a biologist in your specific area and ask him, what puddlers feed on in the area so you can plan accordingly
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