Food Plots Key Deer Hunting Success

Now that deer season is winding down and winter is upon us, food plots are more important than ever for the whitetail deer. Food Plots Are A Key Factor A great place on your deer hunting property to harvest late season big bucks is food plots. Learning the whitetails feeding habits can help you figure out where to set up to get a shot at one of the big bucks after the rut is over and food becomes critical for the deer to survive the harsh winter. I like to look for trails leading to and from food plots or crops and set up down wind of these trails. I like to get close to what I believe is the bedding area, but not too close that I let the deer know that I am there. That is why it is important to make sure the wind is in your … Continue reading

Food Plots Improve Property

Do you want to improve your food plots for deer hunting? If you lease or own your land there are some things that you can do to improve your deer hunting tremendously. Here is a list of 5 things you can do to improve your deer hunting property. Food Plots 1.Food Plots- In my book having food plots is the number one thing you can do to improve your hunting property for big bucks. Whitetails eat five to eight pounds of food every day for each one hundred pounds of body weight. Food plots provide quality nutrition at the times of year when the deer need it the most. During fawn bearing, antler growth, and winter when food is scarce. Providing good nutrition will improve the overall well being of your deer herd. 2.Control burn– Every year around February or March we control burn our hunting property. We plow fire … Continue reading

Scent Control Wind Direction

Scent Control is a very important part of deer hunting. Scent Control Although I know hunters who smoke and don’t pay any attention to the wind or scent control and they have taken several nice big deer. But you know how the saying goes, a blind squirrel gets a nut every once and a while or something of that nature. I just believe if you are serious about  harvesting mature trophy bucks on a consistent basis you must pay attention to wind direction and scent control. There is one noise that makes a hunter cringe when in the woods (other than a nearby gun shot) a deer blowing at you is a bad feeling. Although no matter how hard you try to control your scent sometimes it is damn near impossible to keep deer from smelling you when deer hunting. Especially if the wind direction is shifting. Even if it … Continue reading