Prepare Deer Hunting Food Plots

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Now is the time to start preparing your deer hunting food plots if you are serious about big bucks.

deer hunting food plots

Proper soil preparation is key to good food plots.

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

6. Maintenance

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.

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Deer Hunting Food Plots Whitetail Rut

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Deer hunting food plots near thick woods is a great place to get a monster.

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This deer is proof that the best time to harvest big bucks is when the whitetail rut.

Deer hunting food plots are a great addition to any property.

Deer Hunting Food Plots

We have been planting spring and fall plots for quite some time and it has made a huge difference in the health and quality of our herd. I highly recommend planting deer hunting food plots if you have the resources, in my opinion they are the best thing you can do to improve your herd. Deer hunting food plots will keep and hold deer on your property and improve the health of your herd.

Well Friday I am looking forward to going and hunting one of our awesome food plots. We are getting a lot of rain today and tomorrow, but it is supposed to clear out of here by then and I am planning on going to Jasper county and see if I can get after those big bucks. I am really frustrated with the big bucks, they are not wanting to come out and play. I am still gonna be focusing on the food plots. I’m hoping to catch a big boy heading to one of our food plots right before dark. This time of year has always been the hardest of the season for harvesting big bucks. I may find the thickest stuff I can find where nobody ever hunts and hunt there, I may have a better chance than at food plots. These dang big boys are so dang smart this time of year.

Some places around the country are just now experiencing the whitetail rut. I have never figured out why Alabama’s whitetail rut so much later than where I have always hunted. It’s not that far from here but the whitetail rut a lot later there.

The other day I saw something I had never seen before. I saw a white fox squirrel. He wasn’t completely white but he was the whitest I’ve ever seen. I was able to get him on video and thought I would share it with you. When I first saw him I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was beautiful. It seems like this year I have seen more fox squirrel’s on our property. Just the other day I filmed a red fox squirrel. They are really big, almost the size of a big cat. I have seen many different colored fox squirrels over the years. It is neat seeing all the different color combinations in fox squirrels.

I hope every one is having a great season so far and remember to get those kids involved in the great outdoors. We need to take them out and let them experience the outdoors and get them interested in the outdoors at a young age. I can’t wait to take my sons with me so they can learn about wildlife preservation and preserving wildlife habitat. Just a couple of days ago my three year old son asked me, daddy when are you going to take me deer hunting? I was hoping he would show an interest in it, and I told him I would take him with me soon. I did a post a few days ago about my cousins son Payton harvesting his first buck. My cousin was in the stand with him when Payton took him. I know that was a memory they both will cherish forever. I hope one day to be there with my sons when they harvest their first bucks.