From clay to success

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From clay to success

Unread postby teddychet » Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:05 am

I have a piece of property in Clarion County, Pennsylvania.. The soil has been junk, all rocks and clay. So for years I planted rye, buckwheat, clover, Anything I could get my hands on. I was doing this so I could mow it under and try to build top soil. Well last year I planted Ridge Reaper from North Ridge Wildlife Forage. They are a Pennsylvania based food plot company. Ridge reaper is their No - Till blend I planted it with a few handfuls of their perennial clover blend, Mountain Monster Clover. Well the Ridge Reaper did amazing and we were able to harvest a 4.5 yearold off the property, 30 yards off the food plot on opening day of rifle season. And this summer the clover has taken off, I mowed the grain down that was left standing from the Ridge Reaper and underneath is a blanket of perennial clovers. Moral of the story, if you have bad soil, DONT GIVE UP. Time, work and good seed makes a huge difference!
Check them out http://www.northridgewildlifeforage.com
any habitat questions please feel free to ask me!
Here are a few photos of the plot starting from planting it last year, the rifle buck, and the final product this year.
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:16 pm

Ted thanks a bunch for this whitetail write up . very mature buck you tipped over for sure . best of luck this coming fall for sure . also I can't wait to see some very strong results using your mineral product all summer long :D :D :D
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby Bones » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:03 pm

Nice buck
Food plot looks good nice piece of ground
If you need help shooting deer let me know I can lend a hand
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:19 pm

hey Bones maybe you should save a big buck like that for your kid brother Kyle . americanhunter kills whitetails like that . you better stick to harvesting doe's this coming season :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby Bones » Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:59 pm

Kyle has had better success then me the last few seasons that lucky duck
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby teddychet » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:29 am

Thanks guys, creating great whitetail habitat is a passion of mine. That wasn't my buck we knocked over but a family members buck, just my food plot that brought him in :) I was already tagged out from archery season.
Pete, I look forward to seeing what you can accomplish with our mineral product, I think you are really going to like it.
Best of luck this season gentlemen!
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:21 pm

hey Teddy Klark look at you popping off with a big whitetail buck has your NEW profile photo . I like your style old sport :D :D :D
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby Phillyarcher » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:49 pm

Cool looking Buck for your profile pic. Thar other Buck is a good one. Welcome to the OV.
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Re: From clay to success

Unread postby 55project » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:59 pm

NICE pics. Cool looking area
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