KY deer and Alfalpha

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  1. ggodwin

    ggodwin 10 pointer

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    Subject is KY deer not "my deer"

    I know whitetail deer kill alfalfa out West. But, what about in Ky? I've been watching a couple fields and not seen a single deer. If they eat it what time of year do they start.
     
  2. xbokilla

    xbokilla 12 pointer

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    I can't speak on it now b/c we hunt all woods but used to hunt a farm and the neighboring farm was all alfalpha and clover and deer showed sporadically early but pounded those fields late season.


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  3. kyduck1

    kyduck1 6 pointer

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    Yes, and usually early fall were best on a farm I used to hunt. We tried other plots there like beans, turnips, clover etc. The only thing they would absolutely wear out was the alfalfa?? It's really odd to me how certain farms and areas the deer will really prefer a food source, but I've seen it personally. I will say though that the one big standard is if you see acorns dropping they won't be in those food sources near as much.
     
  4. sheperd

    sheperd 10 pointer

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    They always hit young alfalfa like it was going out of style. The inside corners could never get established without being mowed down.
     
  5. Brsutton86

    Brsutton86 12 pointer

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    Burn mine up all summer but only at night. Once acorns drop they forget it.
     
  6. ggodwin

    ggodwin 10 pointer

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    I may have to keep a close eye on it this summer then.
     
  7. huckleberry

    huckleberry 6 pointer

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    I've seen them hit alfalfa pretty hard in December.
     

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