Deer Food Plots

Land management and deer food plot articles from Deer & Deer Hunting.

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Start Thinking About Year-Round Habitat Enhancement

White-tailed deer are “browsing” animals. They eat a wide variety of foods and the food selected will depend on its availability, abundance and the season of the year. No one food is eaten in great amounts throughout the year. By the Missouri Department of Conservation These facts must be considered when attempting to improve...

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Food Plot Founder Lauds Romney-Ryan Merger

Bass fishing legend Ray Scott says Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate will show Americans the Republicans are serious about bringing true change to the White House. by Daniel E. Schmidt The founding father of whitetail food plots announced today that he is throwing his support toward Republican presidential candidate...

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Planting Calendar Offers Advice on Plants, Timing

Curious about when to plant certain things for wildlife? The Wildwood Genetics Planting Calendar, available under the “Advice” section at www.wildwoodgenetics.com and at Wildwood Genetics dealers, helps make sure you know when and what to plant. This easy-to-use calendar provides planting information for a variety of crops and feed, including the planting rate of...

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USDA Announces Flexibility for Land Programs

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced new flexibility and assistance in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s major conservation programs to get much-needed help to livestock producers and landowners as the most widespread drought in seven decades intensifies in the United States. Vilsack also announced plans to encourage crop insurance companies to provide a short...

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With These New Downloads, Deer and Hunters Will Eat Well

Deer & Deer Hunting is excited to present three brand-new digital downloads for deer hunting enthusiasts. These downloads are packed with in-depth information and ready to download straight to your computer for just $3.99 each. Planting and Maintaining Food Plots There’s an old saying in real estate about what makes a piece of property...

Habitat management should involve a broad spectrum of things that may include food plot management.

Habitat Management: Seeing The Big Picture

What are your goals for habitat management on your property? Do they involve an overall plan for habitat and forests or existing timber? Or have you separated them into two categories believing they shouldn’t be managed in concert? Doing the latter could create problems, which is why it’s usually best to manage with an...

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Soybeans for Deer Food Plots

Nothing beats soybeans for deer food plots when it comes to nutrition, tonnage and attraction. by Don Higgins I smiled when I saw the small group of deer headed for the plot of standing corn. I had been debating my friend Todd Hewing about what was the best late-season food-plot crop for whitetails. Todd...

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Grandpa’s Food Plot Secrets

Believe it or not, many old truisms, proverbs and old-time sayings teach valuable lessons when farming for wildlife. By Matt Harper I had the pleasure and opportunity to know my grandparents when I was young. My grandparents were born in the early 1900s and lived long lives. This provided me with many years of...

Mississippi Offering Deer Management Workshops

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and Mississippi State University are planning four workshops throughout the state to teach participants how to better manage their land for white-tailed deer. The workshops are in two-day sets, and participants may register for one or both days. Workshops will be held June 1 in Vicksburg at...

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USDA Updates U.S. Planting Zone Map

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated its Plant Hardiness Zone Map for the first time since 1990, providing landowners and managers with greater accuracy and detail for 13 zones throughout the United States. The new map was developed by the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Oregon State University’s PRISM Climate Group. To see...