Anyone Hunt over Milo (Sorghum)?

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  1. corygnc

    corygnc New Member

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    I hunt in KS and in Iowa. In KS I've had the farmer leave a couple acres of milo standing and the deer love it. It's easy to eat and they feel safe (cause it about as tall as them) feeding early.

    Where I hunt in IA (Loess Hills-20 miles NE of Missouri Valley) all the farmers plant Corn/Soybeans and I've had them leave some standing but I don't get the penetration that I do in KS with the standing milo.

    Thinking of planting some milo in IA. There is none around. Just corn and soybeans. I personally think it will be a magnet. What does everyone else think?

    Thanks Very Much for Any Feedback
     
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  3. TallTines

    TallTines New Member

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    My neighbor has had about standing milo planted the last three years for his bird population.

    This was the first year that I saw it really get hit hard by deer and that only happened when it was the only food left standing.

    The year before when we had a much milder winter it didn't hardly get touched.

    If you do it I would try a combo food plot of milo, peas, and sunflowers. Then you cover a little more of the season w/ that food plot.

    I'm thinking of trying the same thing here real soon.
     
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    I'm planting it this year for the pheasants, I'll let you know next year at this time!
     
  5. Rut Nut

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    We had some pheasant mix that had some type of sorgum in it and I saw deer eating the seed heads.They also browsed on the new green shoots some.
     

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