food plots

Food Plot

The Easiest Thing You Can Do to Help Your Food Plots

This great deer hunting tip falls into the category of “Wow, that’s really simple and I should have been doing this all along” after you hear about it. Deer hunters who plant food plots, from simple rye or clover to more elaborate mixtures and commercially bagged products, should all share one thing in common:...

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Deer Talk Now: We’re Celebrating With Your Hunting Questions!

Wooohoo! Deer Talk Now, sponsored by Federal Premium Ammo, is celebrating its 100th episode and we’re throwing the big par-tay with your fantastic questions about deer hunting! When Deer Talk Now was first conceived three years ago, the format was pretty basic: Have expert deer hunters, land managers, biologists, company representatives and others visit...

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Deer Talk Now: Best Tips for Mineral Sites, Big Bucks and More

Longtime big buck hunter and Real Deal Mineral founder Matt Serwa capitalized on patience and persistence during the 2013-14 hunting season with a gorgeous gagger buck that scored more than 200 inches! Wow! Join Deer Talk Now this week as Serwa pays a visit to the DTN studios to discuss his summer mineral and...

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Deer Talk Now: Secrets of a Veteran Big Buck Hunter

What are your strategies for helping, scouting and hunting big bucks? Are your food plots the best they can be? Are you willing to not fill a buck tag for the season to let a younger deer walk? Veteran big buck hunter and habitat specialist Don Higgins joins Deer Talk Now hosts Brad Rucks...

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Plan Ahead When Planting Food Plots

Be prepared so you can take advantage of your tractor time A few years ago during a workday on our lease we experienced a broken part on the disk of our tractor and everything came to an immediate halt. By Alan Clemons Fortunately our property was only 20 minutes or so from the nearest town....

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Fire Up Your Bucks with the Aroma of Acorns

There’s no argument about whether deer love acorns and finding a hot oak dropping the succulent morsels during bow season or even early gun season usually is a hot stand! The aroma of acorns also can be used to help fire up bucks and does later in the season or for off-season camera surveys....

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Chestnuts Outstanding Forage for Deer, Wildlife

One of the most fun things many deer hunters do each year is augment natural forage with some supplemental food plots or stands of mast-bearing trees such as oak, persimmon or chestnut. The additional work on the hunting property provides more of a connection on those cold days in the stand. You’ve worked the...

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Food Plot Tips: The Mighty Soybean

By Don Higgins Why Beans? Whitetails crave soybeans during the late season for several reasons. First, there’s likely not another food source at that time of the year that comes close to offering the same level of protein. I have sent a sample of soybeans (in the pods, which is how deer eat them)...