Egyptian Wheat

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  1. IAMIKE

    IAMIKE Weekend Warrior

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    Have any of you planted it to use as a cover walking in and out of the stand. Do a lot of hunting on corn field edges and use blinds was thinking about planting some in the edges of the field for cover.


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    It tends to blow down in summer storms.
     
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    I'm trying to get my buddy to consider it- there is literally no way to get anywhere on his 40 acre property without bumping bedded deer.
     
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    I grew it last year, Sota has a point. It worked well in right up to the first hard killing frost and after one good rainstorm with a little wind it laid over and was kaput. Then it worked against me, the deer started bedding in it. So I will say this, plant it as a screening far away from your path to the stand and keep in mind that it may become a bedding area mid-season. This year I planted Sunn Hemp for screening, at least it's a good food source and when the killing frost hits it will be a non viable food source that serves as a screening, hopefully. And it doesn't matter if the bed in it, I have a new path to my stand..
     
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    Why not just plant corn and not harvest it? That's what we have done for years.
     
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    What about Egyptian wheat with sorghum for strengthening. Thats what I heard works well, we are gonna try it this year...
     
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