Month: September 2012

Best PA food plot for deer

Best PA food plot for deer Best PA food plot for deer you ask?  It's a pretty general question, and is best answered by answering some when, where and why questions about the specific ground you are hunting.  Even in my home state of Minnesota, the answer will vary from north to south, and September to December.   The best PA food plot for deer revolves around filling a need…

Cold Weather Food Plots for Deer

Cold weather food plots for deer vary with snow cover Cold weather food plots for deer are very different from north to south. cold weather happens the world over. You can not escape it and it's the toughest time in a whitetail deers life. In harsh climates they spend more energy finding food than they do eating it, and without some good feed, they run on a net loss all…

Over seeding clover in food plots for deer

Over seeding clover in food plots for deer is easy Over seeding clover in food plots for deer can be done early spring or late fall.  The timing is geared to let mother nature use her freeze thaw cycle to work the clover seed into the ground, and give us the necessary soil to seed contact for germination without working the ground.  Over seeding clover in food plots for deer…

Utilization cage in food plots for deer

Why have a utilization cage in food plots for deer? A utilization cage in your food plots for deer gives you an accurate picture of both deer utilization, and the success of your planting.  Without a utilization cage in your food plots for deer, you can only guess at how much browse pressure is occurring, how the soil conditions were, and whether or not you planted the crop properly.  A…

Exclusion cage in food plots for deer

Why have an exclusion cage in food plots for deer? An exclusion cage in your food plots for deer gives you an accurate picture of both deer utilization, and the success of your planting.  Without an exclusion cage in your food plots for deer, you can only guess at how much browse pressure is occurring, how the soil conditions were, and whether or not you planted the crop properly.  An…

New York food plots for deer

New York food plots for deer New York food plots for deer consist of either annuals like corn and beans planted in the spring, or annuals, perennials and bi-ennials planted late summer. Today we will focus on a strategy for attracting bucks in the early bow season and until the first few hard frosts in areas where the deer feed heavily on clover, alfalfa or soybeans all summer long. Described…

Best Illinois food plot for deer

Best Illinois food plot for deer Best Illinois food plot for deer you ask? It's a pretty general question, and is best answered by answering some when, where and why questions about the specific ground you are hunting. Even in my home state of Minnesota, the answer will vary from north to south, and September to December. The best Illinois food plot for deer revolves around filling a need in…

Liming food plots for deer

Liming food plots for deer   Liming food plots for deer is a step in the process many first time plotters skip. They get sucked into the advertisements for the magic bean with terms like ‘throw and grow’ and ‘no till’. I am here to tell you that there are no shortcuts. Sometimes you get lucky and can skip a step as the land is already partially ready for seed,…

Best Midwest food plot for deer

Best midwest food plot for deer [caption id="attachment_210" align="alignleft" width="300"] Best midwest food plot for deer?[/caption] Best midwest food plot for deer you ask?  It's a pretty general question, and is best answered by answering some when, where and why questions about the specific ground you are hunting.  Even in my home state of Minnesota, the answer will vary from north to south, and September to December.   The best…

Clover food plots for deer

Clover food plots for deer are a no brainer [caption id="attachment_368" align="alignleft" width="300"] clover food plots for deer[/caption] Clover food plots for deer are economical, and a must for the serious deer farmer.  Clover food plots for deer are easy to establish, require little maintenance and can last for years with very little upkeep.  My first food plot was an old trail that I worked and transformed into a clover…