food plots

Simple Food Plot Sizes and Forage Choices

If you can only plant food plots of an acre or less, put half in clover for warm-season feed and half into a cereal grain such as oats, brassica or winter wheat, or a tuber, such as radishes or turnips. If your soil has a pH of 6 or higher, clover offerings will thrive,...

DDH Classic: Grandpa’s Food Plot Proverbs and Secrets

Believe it or not, many old truisms, proverbs and old-time sayings teach valuable lessons when farming for wildlife. 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 wonderful relationships …...

Hot Gear: New Bad Boy Stampede XTR

Bad Boy Off Road, a Textron Specialized Vehicles brand, has gone the extra mile so drivers can do even more with the new 80HP Stampede XTR 4×4. A gas-powered side-by-side, the Stampede XTR features four spacious, forward-facing seats and best-in-class 30 cubic feet of storage space to accommodate family and friends who enjoy working...

Best Food Plot Gameplan for Bowhunters

Movement in the thicket caught my attention and made my heart race. A buck was headed my way, leaving his daytime hiding spot to feed in the lush food plots I’d planted for him and his brethren. As he cleared the thick cover, I saw he was a young 8-pointer. When the buck was...

7 Killer Bowhunting Tips: Using Deer Decoys

Every time my wife, Nicole, and I set up a stand in a tree or on the ground, we look for ways to make that location the best it can be. We try to enhance each stand location by making sure there are one or more calling cards available to deer. What is a calling...

7 Killer Bowhunting Tips: Acorns as Calling Cards

Every time my wife, Nicole, and I set up a stand in a tree or on the ground, we look for ways to make that location the best it can be. We try to enhance each stand location by making sure there are one or more calling cards available to deer. By Pat Reeve What...

7 Killer Bowhunting Tips: Apple Trees and Other Fruit

Every time my wife, Nicole, and I set up a stand in a tree or on the ground, we look for ways to make that location the best it can be. We try to enhance each stand location by making sure there are one or more calling cards available to deer. What is a calling...

The Deer Hunters Almanac 2017 Will Jumpstart Your Best Season

For the 26th year, America’s Whitetail Authority will release the Deer Hunters’ Almanac to newsstands, a trusted deer hunters’ reference guide that features a wide range of topics for every white-tailed deer hunter. The publishers of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine have given the Deer Hunters’ Almanac 2017 top treatment to make it the...

Hot Gear: Make Great Small Plots Faster, Easier

Improving the habitat of your land lends itself to improving the number and quality of your deer in hunting season. Successfully doing so; however, isn’t quite so easy. In fact, planting food plots effectively can be a lot of work. Having the right equipment is essential in managing the habitat on your land. In...