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Old Mar 16th 2016, 05:40 AM   #1
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
Getting ready to plant my new deer pen. What do you all recommend planting. I was just going to get some kind of pasture mix.
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Old Mar 16th 2016, 09:14 AM   #2
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
Take the time to test your soils. Look at tall fescues for northern climates if you have enough exposure to sun. A lot of pasture mixes include clovers and even alfalfa that have proven here not to hold up under heavy deer traffic. Check with your local deer people and see what they are using. Get ready to fertilize and probably limit deer traffic on new seed for a growing season
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Old Mar 17th 2016, 04:45 AM   #3
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  Jun 2015
  Newmanstown, PA
I planted all my pens in the ladino white clover. Comes back every year. Once it starts coming back up for the spring around this time of year I go and broadcast ladino down in every pen.
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Old Mar 17th 2016, 09:26 AM   #4
 
  Nov 2013
  Mission MN
We have trouble with Ladino clover freezing out if we don't get a lot of snow cover
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Old Mar 19th 2016, 02:55 PM   #5
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
Ok so I got my new pen all tilled up. I decided to go with just fescue so it could take deer traffic better. I also mixed in lidino clover. I bought all my seed without looking up seed rates. From what I'm seeing it says 1 to 2 pounds of seed per acer . My pen is 2 acers. I put a 50 pound bag of clover seed on. The I looked on Internet to see seed rate. I think I may have over done it!!.
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Old Mar 19th 2016, 02:58 PM   #6
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  Jun 2015
  Newmanstown, PA
Ladino is usually 8lbs per acre. You'll be fine. Just an expensive food plot. Lol
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Old Mar 19th 2016, 03:19 PM   #7
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
I'm sure putting 50lb I didn't miss any spots
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