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Growing Camo
Last year my spots for scavenging camo got cut right before we were ready to prep the sneakboats for the season. That put us in somewhat of a bind. We did end up finding some camo but I decided to start growing my own. This spring I dug up all the ornamental grass on the back slope of my yard and planted Sericea Lespedeza.

The ornamental grass worked pretty good for camo but Lespedeza is tougher and blends in better where we hunt. Below are a few pictures of the camo plot as of this week and how it looks on a boat during duck season. It is a perennial and will get taller next year but I think it will probably be tall enough to be my camo source for the upcoming season. I did lose a month when the first batch of seeds I bought did not germinate. I think that supplier shipped decade old seeds. That cost me a month of the growing season but the second supplier sent me some very good seed that germinated at a high rate and has thrived all summer long.

Right now the plant has supple stems and is bright green. When falls hits the plant turns the perfect shade of brown that matches woody vegetation found everywhere along our rivers. The stems toughen up and resemble small tree limbs more than that of a grass or broadleaf plant. Plainly put, the stuff is tough and takes the abuse of trailering and hunting wear and tear quite well.

On to the pictures. Oh, before I forget, Thomas brought a new hunting companion home from Auburn. Meet Rye the Boykin Spaniel. He's got a lot of personality and loves to retreive. I think he might just make a really good hunting companion. His small stature will work really well hunting from the sneakboats.

Eric






















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Eric Patterson: Aug 28, 2021, 8:07 PM
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