Month: November 2012

Best Illinois food plots for deer

Best Illinois food plots for deer Best Illinois food plots 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 Illinois, the answer will vary from north to south, and September to December.   The best Illinois food plots for deer revolves around filling a need…

Best Wisconsin food plot for deer

Best Wisconsin food plot for deer Best Wisconsin food plot for deer is part of a comprehensive property plan.  It helps move the deer in a manner we can hunt without detection, and our 3 questions quiz will let you know if you have picked a good spot for the plot.  (Take the quiz by clicking the blue link, and sign on for a free 15 minute phone consult) - 3…

Seed blends for New York food plots for deer

Seed blends for New York food plots for deer   Seed blends for New York food plots for deer are many and varied.  Which seed blend for New York food plots for deer is a common question, and the answer changes with deer density, time of year, equipment access, and your soil base.  Let cover each topic to get you on the road for picking the proper seed blends for…

Planning food plots for deer

Planning food plots for deer A common mistake people make is not planning food plots for deer.  Planning food plots for deer means figuring bedding areas, pinches to hunt, and size and type of plots.  Planning food plots for deer will mean the difference between success and failure. Lets get with Steve Bartylla and learn more on planning food plots for deer. SETTING THE TABLE planning food plots for deer…

Funneling food plots for deer

Funneling food plots for Deer – By Steve Bartylla Funneling food plots for deer can up your odds big time.  Steve Bartylla taught me a lot about this and here are some of his thoughts on funneling food plots for deer. Bowhunting World Annual 2004-2005 It was one of the most frustrating experiences of my young bowhunting life but it was also one of the most important. As soon as…

Seed blends for Wisconsin food plots for deer

Seed blends for Wisconsin food plots for deer   Seed blends for Wisconsin food plots for deer are many and varied.  Which seed blend for Wisconsin food plots for deer is a common question, and the answer changes with deer density, time of year, equipment access, and your soil base.  Let cover each topic to get you on the road for picking the proper seed blends for Wisconsin food plots…

Fall food plots for deer

FALL FOOD PLOTS FOR DEER VS SPRING FOOD PLOTS Before we get into fall food plot strategies, we need to differentiate them from spring plots. There’s certainly more than one way to skin a cat with food plots. Still, having consulted for many top outfitters and private landowners, I’ve found the following approach to be more effective than anything else I’ve tried. According to my plan, spring plots are all…

Defensive food plots for deer

Defensive food plots for deer [caption id="attachment_572" align="alignleft" width="300"] Variety is key to holding deer during daylight[/caption] So you passed a little buck and 15 minutes later heard the 'WHAM' from the neighbors rifle.  Another little buck dead and you can't do anything about it, or can you?  There are a few tricks you can employ to have your property hold a few more deer.  Food plots for deer are…

Food plots for deer work?

Food plots for deer work? Many ask if food plots for deer work. A good but loaded question. They can work, but only when used properly as part of a solid game plan. Lets take a look at some lessons I learned on a typical high pressure low deer density setting, and how the food plots for deer became a part of a solid functioning plan. When do food plots…

Midwest food plots for deer

Midwest food plots for deer Midwest 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 as a…