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Sweet Spot Success in GA

I planted Southern Sweet Spot in the fall of 2011 for the first time in Hancock County, GA.  I was very impressed with how well the Sweet Spot blend grew and how well the deer responded to it.  It was not un-common to see as many as 5-6 deer in my small plot in the evenings.  I have planted this particular area of ground in years past with various other blends, but I can honestly say, that none of the other blends grew as well or produced as much forage as Southern Sweet Spot.  In fact it has proven to be productive from September when I plant, through June the following year which is unheard of in this area.  On opening weekend of firearms season, I was hunting a stretch of woods just below my Southern Sweet Spot food plot.  This nice 9 point buck was cruising through the area looking for does.  I credit the Southern Sweet Spot blend for drawing the deer to my property and giving me the opportunity to take this nice buck. 

~Tim Haney - Hancock County, GA~

Missouri Rookie

I planted Sweet Spot Southern Mix July 16th, 2011 in Kansas City Missouri.  By August 28th it was doing pretty good, and the deer started frequenting it immediately after it started to sprout.  The livestock pcitured mingled down wind of the plot most all of the time. 

By October 12th the plot was lush with vegetation despite having an extremely dry/hot summer.  October 15th was the annual family campout.  I went to check on the progress of my food plot.  As I approached the gate I noticed it was open.  Didn't think much of it, maybe the family was already in there looking at the progress.  As I crested the hill on the four wheeler, I noted the food plot had turned brown.  I became very concerned, what could have happened?  Then I see the answer.  A straight line worn in the dirt, from the gate to the food plot.  A cow path, OH NO!

Much to my dismay, the entire food plot had been consumed.  I went to retrieve my trail camera that had been knocked down from its perch and trampled by the cattle.  As if I didn't already know what had happened, I had to review the pictures for proof...I still wanted proof.  It took a mere three days for the cows to ingest every bit of vegetation from the plot.  Besides cow pies and a couple of weeds, nothing was left but bare dirt.

When I asked my father in law, the land owner (who was kind enough to allow me a food plot) why the gate was open, he didn't know.  His reply was the wind much have blown it open.  Needless to say, my weekend was ruined with disappointment.  Still to this day, no one has admitted to any wrong doing, but everyone thinks the cows' coats are the shiniest they have ever seen.  LOL  Sweet Spot Southern Mix is not just for wildlife.  Cows like it too! 

Moral of the story...Padlock the gate shut, that way the 'wind' can't blow it open!  I'll let you know how it works out this next time around...

Savage - KC, MO

Year old Southern Sweet Spot looking good

The Sweet Spot plots from last year look GREAT! The clovers--predominately the white and arrowleaf--provided good browse all summer, thanks to some rain this year. Turkeys have moved in on the one on my 40 acres. First time we've had any turkeys on a regular basis. The 2 year old Southgern Sweet Spot plots ago are still thick with the winter white clover.

Tommy Hunter

Dacula, GA

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Beef Bank for Deer!

Dear sir,

I'm writing to let you know how very pleased I am with the Beef Bank I purchased...I am a very active deer hunter and plotter...I have been trying for over 4 years to find something that would grow on my woodlot trails and attract wild life. After much searching I found Sucraseed and opted on the beef bank....all I can say is wow...and that is what has been said on all the hunting chat rooms I have posted pics on....I planted in March and have mowed twice all ready...attached are pics I've taken and posted on the internet...You've made this ole gal very happy and I will be planting much bigger areas in your seed ...starting with the goats pasture next spring.

I planted soy beans this year in two different places a week apart...The first area I planted Beef Bank in the shady part of the plot before putting in the beans. I then went and planted the other bean plot 300yrds away....the second plot has been hit hard by the deer...many tiny bare stems left...the plot with the Beef Bank...has many deer prints and a little damage but the prints mainly come in from the Sucraseed and traverse across the field...I believe they are browsing the Beef Bank first which is taking their interest off my beans...Yet again THANK YOU!

Chris Lippincott

Finger Lakes Region, NY

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Year Old Northern Sweet Spot Plot Impressing

May 14, 2010

I walked thru some Northern Sweet Spot planted a year ago in the spring...wow! The clovers were knee high and it was full of deer beds! 

It needs to be clipped of course but we have had 12" of rain here since the first of May so it will have to wait a bit.

The clovers in this mix are beautiful and the Birdsfoot Trefoil was blooming already. 

Paul Knox, IowaWhitetail.com Moderator, QDMA Contributor, Independent Food Plot Evaluator

aka Dbltree, aka Lick Creek

Birmingham, IA

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The Buck Stops Here

October 28, 2009

This is the first year that I tried sweet spot for my food plots and its been unreal, actual case this weekend my son killed a 140" deer chasing a doe in the rut but crossed a plot and stopped to grab a snack! Now I'm interested in sowing in my pasture as well.

David Jordan (son Evan)
Middle Tennessee

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Georgia Pro Staffer Impressed with Southern Sweet Spot

October 24, 2009

I just inspected the 3/4 acre plot in the back part of the property that we planted in the Southern Sweet Spot mixture this year. It looks like a page out of a food plot magazine. It started slow, I am assuming due to the incredible amount of rain and lack of sunshine we had in September, but has come on STRONG the past two weeks. There are quite a number of deer tracks on the road leading to the plot. It was just too wet to get out in it, but I could see sign of deer usage along the edge--especially on the radishes. Deer usage of them is fairly obvious. I put 133 lb/ac of 19-19-19 on it last weekend and that has really intensified the "green". So far it is very impressive.

Tommy Hunter
Madison County, GA

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IT TAKES A LOT TO IMPRESS ME

October 24, 2009

"Ryegrass is something I have always been vehemently against but this High Sugar Grass Perennial ryegrass mix has been very different.  Based on what I have seen so far I would not put them in the same category.  I moved my camera a little to get better pics of deer feeding on the Sweet Spot mix.  It's a fairly small test plot in a tree planting sandwiched between switchgrass and shrubs, and right next to all kinds of other food sources.  I was surprised to get dozens of pics of deer standing there feeding, including a buck who stood there eating for 15 minutes!  It takes a lot to impress me, but so far I'm kinda liking this mix."

Paul Knox, IowaWhitetail.com Moderator, QDMA Contributor, Independent Food Plot Evaluator

aka Dbltree, aka Lick Creek

Birmingham, IA

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I can't wait until November!

My family and I hunt in the big woods of northern Michigan, we have always had trouble finding a seed mix that would grow in sandy soil and tolerate the shade in a wooded environment.  This spring we planted Sweet Spot in several of our hunting plots and boy, did it grow!  The picture is a 1/4 mile long food plot we planted on an old road that winds through our property.  This picture was taken 4 weeks after planting and it looks even better now.  The trail cam we set up over this plot showed deer and bear using the plot on a regular basis, the plot is so lush now you can see the path the deer take while feeding.  I can't wait until November!

Arthur L - MI

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Southern Sweet Spot A Hit!

September 26, 2009

Just went to a client's property this morning outside Rome, GA who had some incredible looking Sweet Spot plots after just 3 weeks. I didn't expect it to look so good after only 3 weeks. Interestingly the deer are already eating on the radishes in the mix. Those radishes really appear to be a great tasting forage for the deer. They are of course hammering the High Sugar Grasses in the mix. This is the best small plot mix that I've come across.

Don Willis - DBWOutdoors LLC