food plots

A Florida buck approaches a corn feeder.

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...

GEB Deer in clover plot 2

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...

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The Whitetail’s Secret Weapon: Birth Timing

The whitetails’ reproductive cycle is geared to giving birth when conditions are best for newborn fawn survival. As you progress northward in the whitetail’s geographic range, a greater percentage of the fawns will be born during a relatively brief period in late May and early June. This is when new, lush vegetation provides excellent...

Will Kochevar and his giant Alabama buck.

Plot a Successful Course to the Best Deer Hunting This Year

If you’re dead-set on managing and planning for the best deer season possible then it’s not something you want to take lightly and hope good things fall into your lap. Making the most of deer season is a goal every hunter strives for, even if things might happen that make us veer off course....

Food plots tractor plowing

5 Deer Management Tips for Your Small Property

In the last few weeks of our new webcast, Grow ’em Big with Steve Bartylla, his advice has been about laying the groundwork for your deer management goals before starting anything on your property. That’s just common sense, isn’t it? You wouldn’t start planting a garden without plowing the ground or adding any fertilizer or...