My group was successful in the NM archery elk draw and we're headed to unit 6a on September 5th. Never been to 6a, or hunted NM for that matter (only hunted elk in CO). Anyone been to 6a in New Mexico? Advice or help of any kind would be very much appreciated!
I hunt approximately 500 acres of 5 year old CRP in northeast LA. When we set up the CRP, which is planted entirely in hardwoods, we reserved a few acres for planting food plots. The problem we have encountered though is that when the water backs up onto the land, like it did this fall, the first thing it covers is our food plot areas. The water stayed up high enough this year to kill pretty much all of our clover.
Certain parts of the CRP always stay dry during these floods. My understanding of CRP rules is that you cannot manipulate the CPR land in any way. Does anyone know anything more regarding planting food in CRP? Can you even pull a blade or gate etc.. over the ground in between the trees to disturb the soil for the seed, or would this be considered manipulating the CRP land?
I've also considered the possibility of trying out some of the "no plow" seed but I am a little skeptical as to its potential effectiveness.
Any guidance that could shine some light on this would help.