food plots

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...