Deer Food Plots: Part II - How to Best Use Deer Food Plots

6/14/2019 - 10:09:06 AM

How to Use Deer food Plots

How to use deer food plot

Nutritious, Delicious Deer Food Plots Make for Delicious, Nutritious Venison

With summer approaching, now is the perfect time to plan deer food plots for deer foraging on your property. Deer food plots are best planted in small sections, throughout your property so deer will leave crops alone, feel safe and reap the nutritional benefits of a variety of grains, clovers and brassicas. Big Buck 6 Forage Soybean seeds, Buckgro Brand Turnip seeds, Buck Forage Oats, RutMaster Brand Forage Turnip seeds and Rohrer’s Wildlife Brassica Mixture provide a nutritious variety with time-tested success and are available at their store on Old Philadelphia Pike, or online.

Rohrer Seeds has a variety of oats, rapeseed, chicory, sorghum, leafy root vegetables and brassica mixtures, ideal for deer food plots. Deer reap the benefits of a nutritionally balanced food plot, and hunters reap the benefit of attracting sleek, healthy deer close to their property. The folks at Rohrer Seeds have lots of tips and ideas for great deer food plots. Check out their special savings and free advice!

 

From planning and land preparation to planting and deer food plot care, Rohrer Seeds has the products and advice you need to encourage deer grazing.

Keep your deer food plots growing strong with the following tips:

  • Get your soil tested at the beginning of the season to determine the nutrients needed for best growth
  • Use an herbicide to reduce weeds and clear the area
  • Apply lime so that fertilizer is better absorbed, as indicated by soil testing
  • Plant seeds during recommended planting window (late summer through fall depending on what you are planting)
  • Plant the proper kinds of deer plot seed for the site. Check with Rohrer Seeds for recommendations
  • Plant the right deer plot food in the right spots…consider sunlight, hunting regulations, etc.
  • Use proper planting techniques for different food plot seeds. Depth, coverage, equipment, water needs should be considered
  • Maintain food plots through weed control and mowing
  • Monitor trails leading to the deer food plot, so as not to scare them away from the food plot itself
  • Patience. The window of time to develop a successful deer food plot is short. Each year is different, deer populations are attracted to different forage, weather can change and more.
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