Deer Food Plots

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

Food Plot

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...

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Up Close with Lee & Tiffany

A common misconception about Lee & Tiffany Lakosky is they were born into deer hunting royalty. This is simply not true. Like many of the high-profile deer hunters who came before him, Lee Lakosky had to learn how to hunt deer on his own. That involved a lot of trial and error. “I got...

Knight

Give Feeders A Little Pre-Spring TLC

Spring is arriving in the Southeast in fits, with temperatures in the upper 70s and mild nights giving way to the occasional blast of chilly lows in the 30s or 40s. by Alan Clemons For our friends in the upper Midwest and Northeast, well, I can’t say we feel your pain. We don’t know...

Baiting Equals Pressure for Gun-Hunters

Using bait while deer hunting is legal in more than one-half of the states with huntable whitetail populations. Each year, hunters literally spend millions of dollars annually on corn, apples, carrots, pumpkins, sugar beets, sweet potatoes and just about anything else deer will eat. As the editor of one of largest deer hunting magazines...

What’s the Best Food Plot for Deer & Turkeys?

by Daniel E. Schmidt, D&DH Editor Longtime D&DH reader George Hoffman asked an excellent question about food plots yesterday: “I hunt my cousin’s farm in Orwell, N.Y, and want to know what is the best combination food plot for deer and turkeys. Also, when is the best time to plant?” I’m certain many avid...

Food Plot Fails

by Jacob Edson, D&DH managing editor It’s the time of year deer hunters around the country wait for. In most locales, bow season is mere weeks away (if not open already). We’ve put in our work securing land to hunt, scouting, hanging stands, and in many cases, spent hours working food plots to attract...

Honeysuckle Is No Friend to Habitat

Some of you have recently reported suspicious phone calls or offers in the mail to renew your subscription to Deer & Deer Hunting.

Your uneasiness may be justified. While still rare, fraudulent mailings and phone calls are increasing. We have confirmed that unauthorized parties are attempting to represent themselves...