Just something else to think about. Deer get used to feeding in certain spots. In my area, I have seen many deer feeding in cut fields of beans or corn with very little spilled corn or beans on the ground while a short distance away there is a field with lots of spilled corn or beans seemingly untouched. Food plots are a balance of first, bedding. Bedding will hold deer in your area, not food plots. Food plots will help keep deer in your area if they are already there. Like I said, it is a balance, and they work together well but separated they are hit and miss (no pun intended).
Isolated food plots close to heavy cover will get the highest use during daylight hours. Deer can be trained to be used to feeding in these areas. Do this be offering a year round food source in a centrally located plot. I did not come up with this but, it makes very good sense when you think about it. 20% of plot in while clover to offer spring/summer forage. 40% in brassica, (PTT, Rape,and Forage Radish) planted in August for winter forage. 40% in cereal grains (Winter rye, spring oats, red clover, and forage radish) planted in late August to early September for fall and early winter forage continuing into spring. Rotate the brassica and cereal grain areas each year also helps build the soil.
Stand sites need easy access without disturbance of the resident deer. Use hinge cuttings to limit number of paths to access the food plot and steer deer by your stand locations. Hinge cuttings also add to the bedding potential of the area.
Remember the most important part of making a food plot. Deer will still get most of their nutrition from natural browse. Hinging and cutting of non beneficial trees will help release lots of natural browse only adding to the effectiveness of your food plots.