Plant Deer Hunting Food Plots

It’s time to plant  hunting food plots. It is about that time to get your spring and summer food plots planted on your deer hunting property. I have heard of some people who have already planted and others who have gotten their sites ready and are just waiting for the right time to put the seed in the ground. Their is still some cold weather here in the mid-west and it might not be a bad idea to wait a little while to put the seed in the ground. Hunting Food Plots If you plant to early and we get several days of cold or wet weather or both it could affect the seeds and you might not get as thick of food  plot as you would if you wait until the cold weather is gone. It is a fine line though because you don’t want to plant to early … Continue reading

Scouting Tips Whitetail Properties

I have been doing some shed hunting lately and walking a couple of my favorite whitetail properties. Have you done any post season scouting where you hunt? Post Season Scouting Whitetail Properties There are a few things that can really help when post season scouting your whitetail properties. To save time and limit your hard work it helps to have maps. Some of the most helpful are aerial, topographical and plat maps. Aerials are awesome they not only show the deer hunting property you have access to but the surrounding ones as well. They show pinch points, funnels, food sources, bedding areas, and travel routes. Topo maps show elevation and help finding ridges and valleys, creeks and roads and even show where the trees are at on your whitetail properties. Topo maps can be a very useful for post season scouting. Plat maps show property lines, rivers, roads and property … Continue reading

Shed Hunting Whitetail Management

I wanted to remind everyone that now is a great time to establish salt/mineral licks and is an effective practice of whitetail management. Whitetail Management The big bucks will be growing their antlers very soon and the minerals will help provide them with the essential nutrients to grow nice big healthy racks. Today I went to Cabela’s and bought a 20 lb. bag of Imperial Whitetail mineral/vitamin supplement and a mineral block. Tomorrow when I go looking for bone I am going to be post season scouting as well and I am going to establish a mineral lick and start a little early whitetail management. The way I am going to do this is I will locate an area where two or more trails intersect and I will dig a hole about two feet in diameter and several inches deep. I will mix 5lbs of the mineral/vitamin supplement  with the … Continue reading

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