Food Plots 101 for Wildlife
Do you want to improve your chances to harvest a big Whitetail Deer? Planting a Food plot may help you achieve your goal. Many hunters are doing just that, planting a food plot to increase their chances of putting that big buck on the Buck pole.
There are other reasons to plant a food plot. It can be allot of fun. If you enjoy being in the outdoors, planting a food plot is great way to get out at times of the year that you would normally be looking at your TV.
Planting a food plot helps all wildlife, not only Whitetail Deer.
Need a hobby?
It may be a chance for you to combine hobbies. I enjoy tinkering around with my old 9n ford tractor and take every opportunity to use it. If you enjoy working with old tractors and Wildlife, planting a food plot is a perfect fit. You could also use your ATV that you purchased for hunting and put it to another use.
Why are wild animals attracted to food plots?
Wild plants have usually no more than 10 - 12 percent protein. When you offer wild animals a food source that provides significantly more protein they will favor that source over others. That's why food plots are so effective. Many of the mixes or plants available here average over 22 percent crude protein with some reaching an unbelievable 38 percent range when the soil is prepared properly.
Deer food plots also can greatly increase the amount of deer that the land can support if it provides food during the winter months. Even if you only plant summer or fall plantings it will still reduce the pressure on the foods that will be supporting the deer in the later winter.
Growing food plots is the best way to produce larger, healthier animals while increasing the number of deer you see.
If you want to improve your hunting success then here you have links that will point you to the materials you need to get started with deer food plots on your land.
Ultimate Guide to Planting Food Plots for Deer and Other Wildlife
Wildlife & Woodlot Management: A Comprehensive Handbook for Food Plot & Habitat Development
Planting Food Plots for Deer and Other Wildlife
Quality Food Plots - Your Guide to Better Deer and Better Deer Hunting
Grow 'Em Right; A Guide to Creating Habitat and Food Plots
Whitetail Gardening: A Look at Micro-Food Plots
Quality Whitetails: The Why and How of Quality Deer Management
Quality Deer Management: The Basics and Beyond