Month: December 2012

Best NY food plots for deer

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

Best Michigan food plot for deer

Best Michigan food plot for deer Best Michigan 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…

Shape and size of food plots for deer

 Shape of food plots for deer The final consideration is how to shape and size a plot. When given the flexibility, I recommend a combination of larger holding plots and smaller hunting plots. For example, let’s say a property has a 20-acre alfalfa field and 40 acres of woods. A good approach might be to set aside a 5-acre inside corner of the field for a food plot consisting of…

Scouting for deer

Scouting for deer We are not doing it this year.  Scouting deer is something we do when the deer are writing the rules.  The deer are dictating how and where the game is being played, and we have a very passive role.  It makes the game very hard to win.  If we could call the shots and write the rules, the game would be much easier to win. Time for…

Setting goals for your land

Setting Goals By Steve Bartylla   By now, most every serious hunter at least has a decent idea of what benefits can be derived from habitat improvement and managing the population dynamics of a deer herd. The trick is figuring out how to pull it off.  I would guess 40 - 50% of the guys in our 8,000 QDMA acres do some food plots, and less than 5% do any…

Topics from Steve

Topics   Seasonal Hinge cutting   Soil Testing   Lime   Fertilizing   Maintenance fertilizing   Spraying for food plot creation   Maintenance spraying of grain plots   Maintenance spraying for alfalfa and clovers   Mowing clovers and alfalfa   Salvaging food plots   Spring food plots   Spring burns   Timing grain plots   Broadcasting brassicas with beans   Fall/winter tillage   Tree plantings for cover   Fruit tree…

Booner Package

When you finally decide to go all in, we can help.  The Booner Package is not cheap, but neither are the land improvements to come.    When we start bringing the heavey machinery, you are going to be breaking out the checkbook (maybe) and the plan had better be right.  We can help you with potential timber revenue, and know which machines will be required to get the job done…

Basic Membership Package

What do you get for $2.95 per month? Calendar based articles and videos to keep you on track Every month we release time sensitive tips and projects to keep you on track.  From March hinge cuts that produce high quality bedding, to September fertilizing recommendations for your perennial plots.  The articles get you started, and the comprehensive videos make sure you complete the job correctly.  No more 'Oops I wish…

Planning food plots for deer

Food plots for deer require a plan [caption id="attachment_660" align="alignleft" width="300"] Food plots require a comprehensive plan to work[/caption] So you finally have your hands on a piece of whitetail ground you can call your own. It might be 10 acres, or it may 10,000, but you want it to be the best piece possible. Throw in a couple of food plots, and the deer will come like flies. It's…

Soybeans in food plots for deer

Soybeans in food plots for deer Soybeans in food plots for deer are very common.  Below is a great article I grabbed from Deer and Deer Hunting about soybeans in food plots for deer.  It covers forage soybeans in food plots for deer and where they work, and why Don Higgins believes soybeans in food plots for deer ar emore attractive to deer than corn food plots for deer, Soybeans…