It’s that time again to plant those spring food plots for those big bucks. Now is the time to start getting ready because soon it will be time to go hunting. There are a lot of things you can do to get your property ready for planting those food plots. If you are like me someone who is serious about big bucks, I wanted to outline some of the things you need to do to start preparing and planting your deer hunting food plots. Here are a few things that you need to think about before you start.
Plant Deer Hunting Food Plots
1. Deciding where you should plant
A. When deciding where to plant choose places away from public roads and property lines. This should decrease the chances of poaching.
B. Pick a site that will retain some moisture.
C. Choose a location and a size and shape for the plot
2.Preparing to plant
A. Soil testing tells you how much lime and fertilizer is needed to grow a certain crop to its best potential. Soil testing should be done every two years.
3. Soil Preparation
A. Remove the existing vegetation
B. Apply lime and fertilizer
C. Plow, disc, or till the fertilizer into the soil before spreading the seed gets best results.
4. Decide what to plant
A. What’s the purpose of the plantings?
B. You want the deer to be attracted to the plot
C. You want the deer to be able to easily digest it
D. You want the plot to provide plenty of protein and energy to the deer E. Pick seeds best for your food plot sites, soil, climate.
5. Cover the seed properly
A. Weed control
B. apply additional lime and fertilizer
Preparing properly should increase your success for big bucks. You will be glad you took the time to prepare your property properly to have the best food sources available for the whitetails where you hunt.