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Now is the Time to Plant Chestnut Trees for Deer

Every once in a while life presents you with a win-win situation. For those trying to improve habitat on their hunting land spring presents the chance to plant fruit and chestnut trees to provide game animals with improved and varied forage. The idea of planting trees for habitat improvement can be daunting. Many of...

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Grow ’em Big: Best Deer Food Plots Incorporate Smorgasbord Effect

Learn how to attract deer to your property at all times during the season by offering them everything they need in one food plot. Grow ’em Big host and veteran land manager Steve Bartylla explains how to create a smorgasbord effect on even the smallest of properties. You can easily do this through smart...

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The Sportsman’s Foodplot Phenomenon

Nothing makes for more soulful, greasy, stimulating guitarlicks like adequate terra firma shrapnel twixt one’s ten digits of doom. Allow me to translate for the adventure challenged linguistics amongst us- The more a guitarplayer works the Good Mother Earth, the more soulful his or her guitarplaying will be. By Ted Nugent Let me tell...

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Food Facts: Secrets of a Whitetail’s Stomach

Hunters often wonder about deer finding quality nutrition before natural foods and agricultural crops become abundant in spring, and then later in the year when thoughts turn to natural browse and supplemental food plots. Here, courtesy of John J. Ozoga’s insights in Deer & Deer Hunting, is some insight into how the whitetail’s amazing digestive...

Wind can wreak havoc on even the best laid plans for a hunt.

Fencing Options for Better Deer Food Plots

As gamekeepers we constantly preach about the importance of spring and summer nutrition for whitetails. There are huge upsides for your deer herd when they are provided quality high protein groceries during the growing months. Anyone who has tried to grow a small food plot of soybeans, lablab or other highly attractive warm season annual...

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Of Deer Bait, Minerals, Food Plots and Petty Ethics

I’ve touched on this topic previously at this blog, but today’s visuals help drive the point home a little more clear. I’ve long-held the contention that anyone who argues against baiting for deer — yet plants food plots or maintain mineral sites — are hypocrites. Plain and simple. What’s more, anyone who argues against...

Well-prepared food plots can provide great supplemental food for deer, turkey and other wildlife all year.

Grow ’em Big: Great Tips to Create the Best Deer Plots

In the latest episode of “Grow ‘em Big” with Steve Bartylla, you’ll find out how to create great food plots for deer that can help them all year while giving you some great hunting areas. Bartylla explains the different steps to create super plots including killing unwanted vegetation, the importance of soil testing, using lime...

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Intro to Archery: Food Plots and Trail Cameras

Summer has finally arrived here and we’ve embraced the sudden surge of warm weather, spending most of the day outside – swimming in our pond, working in the garden, practicing with our bows, and prepping our property for the upcoming deer season through cultivating food plots and setting up trail cameras. Earlier in the...

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Grow ‘em Big with the Best Clover Food Plot Tactics

Whitetail deer love clover and it’s not difficult to create a fantastic food plot full of delicious clover they will enjoy and benefit from for years. What is the best food plot for deer? It very well could be clover, because clover is easily digestible and has a high protein content. The best thing...