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harvey lee

Ground moisture

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I'm looking at coming up to ND this weekend to plant some deer food plots. How wet is the ground and has there been alot of recent rain in the Leonard area? This would be approx. 50 SW of fargo.

Thanks for the info.

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That area has received a decent amount of rain Tom... I think you'll be ok. Further south and west of there has not received as much, but a decent amount.

If you go to this HSOforum: NDAWN you can take a look and see how much rain they've recieved in Leonard, the temps, soil temp, etc for a given date or range of dates.

Good Luck!

marine_man

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Tom,

I'd offer to help you out this weekend, but we'll be out of town at my parent's place. Good luck!

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Thanks for the offer Scoot. Carter and his wife along with a few others will also be there and they will all be willing to go to work. I figure one good day and we should have it all done. One food plot will be for my handicapped hunter who I will guide this fall.

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I just got home and got my planting done and man, they could use some rain. For this time of year, I have never seen the Sheyenne River that low. I could walk across it anywhere I pleased.

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Glad to hear it went well. If you're headed back there this summer, let me know- I'll happily run out and help.

Yep, the Sheyenne is really low! It rolls through here not too far from my house. I might spend a fair bit of time chasing cats on it this summer- easier to pinpoint them in some of the deeper stretches when it gets really low.

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My next trip up I will e-mail and let you know Scoot. I have no idea when that might be though with the cost of driving there.

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I talked to a farmer in Harvey and he said they could really use some rain.

He told me my secret pot hole was now dry. mad

Last year there was a good two feet of water in it in October.

Sifty

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I was just up to Harvey this past weekend Sifty... lots of dried up pot holes - lots of dried up ponds everywhere.

Things are pretty dry up there.. as they are down here in SE ND... but not like Harvey & West.

marine_man

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Yep, it's amazing how fast it dries up. We had people talking about all the "dang rain" a few weeks ago and now they're begging for it... A couple inches across the entire state would be a good deal for sure.

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We at least got .4" of rain on Saturday night when the storm blew through... better than nothing!

marine_man

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.2" in the Leonard area. I guess thats ok sincwe I just planted my food plots. Now I can use a little every week.

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Hopefully things will change and we get a little more moisture.

It seems like the tread has been dry for us for 4 years now.

Sifty

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harvey lee -

Things should be looking up for your plots - in Lisbon we received 1.65" of rain last night...

Not sure what Leonard got, but it was more than 1/2" at a minimum.

marine_man

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Its good to see some of you guys out west getting some moisture!! I know it was really dry there for awhile

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I talked to a fellow by leonard a week ago and he tells me it has rained there 3 times in the past ten days. The deer should be happy along with the Sheyenne river.

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