In this latest episode of the exclusive show “Grow ‘em Big” with Steve Bartylla, learn how a modest investment in time and money for a bulldozer can help you clear land for killer food plot locations for better deer hunting.
Barytlla discusses everything from soil type to the best shapes for food plots as well as tips for the best entry and exit routes to tree stands. All of these tips are aimed to make any deer hunting property better for the fall hunting season.
One of the first things Bartylla does is a soil test to make sure the prospective food plot will have enough nutrients for top potential. If it does not then he doesn’t mess around with it. If it does, he goes to work clearing out a “figure 8” plot with a pinch point and uses the trees he pushes around to create barriers, funnels and pathways deer will use to get into the plots.
It’s an interesting show that can help you create better food plots or modify your existing plots.
To watch the first episodes of Grow ’em Big, click here.
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