Category: Food Plots
Food plots are of interest to sportsmen because they usually want to see more wildlife on their property, particularly whitetail bucks with big antlers.
However attracting, holding and improving wildlife on your property is not an easy, quick task. Its important to realize habitat changes and wildlife improvements won’t be achieved overnight.
To do it successfully involves some labor, research and planning.
Success can be achieved using only small lots of land as long as there is water, food, and cover.
A common mistake made by hunters is that they only plant for spring and summer plots when deer need them the least. They should, instead, be helping the deer during the tough times.
When deer eat [about seven pounds of bulk food each day] the food first has to meet their survival needs. When that is covered, any excess goes to muscular and skeletal development, antler growth and fawn development.
The main factors for consideration include:
- Soil analysis
- Land preparation
- Fertilizer and lime
- Spring plots
- Summer plots
- Fall plots
- Winter plots
- ATV food plot accessory
When planting food plots for deer, most hunters think of clover, alfalfa and perennial grasses such as trefoil, triticale and orchard grass because they have proven themselves. In recent times, …
The most popular varieties for a spring food plot include; • Clover such as ladino, Imperial Whitetail Clover, millennium • Alfalfa • Triticale • No Plow • Ryegrass • Corn …
The most popular varieties for an early summer food plot include;• Japanese honeysuckle • No plow • Clover such as ladino, Imperial Whitetail Clover, millennium • Alfalfa • Triticale • …
The most popular varieties for fall food plots include;• Triticale • No plow • Clover • Alfalfa • Birdsfoot Trefoil • Biologic Full Draw • Biologic Premium Perennial blend • …
The most popular varieties for early winter food plots include; • Triticale • No plow • Clover • Alfalfa • Birdsfoot Trefoil • Biologic Full Draw • Biologic Premium Perennial …
Your food plot equipment needs will be determined by the size of your food plots, their location, and your budget. Most food plot sizes range between half an acre and …
The atv has become the workhorse for most of the small food plots because of its size, cost and ability to work in confined places. The atv food plot accessory …
When asked what are the most popular seeds for food plots – it is without a doubt clover! Hunters like planting clover because it is easy to plant and is …
The first step in preparing food plots is to carry out a food plot soil analysis. This is an absolute necessity for a successful planting. It is easy, quick and …
A food plot soil analysis is an absolute necessity for a successful planting. It is easy, quick and cheap to get it done. Most of the labs charge around $5 …