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Cool Season Food Plots for the Southeast

It's the time of year when most people who deer hunt in the southeast start thinking about food plots. A few of us look at food plots as a year-around land management activity, but most folks are content with doing what they can to get something in the ground for the fall and winter. These fall/winter plots are really harvest plots, not so much supplemental food plots, but they are useful, nevertheless.

 

Here are two really good resources to help you get the most of the food plots you plant and to help you take them to a more productive level...both for your hunting enjoyment and for the benefit of the deer and other wildlife that will use them.

 

One resource is free. It's the "Supplemental Wildlife Food Planting Manual for the Southeast" published by Mississippi State University. Get it HERE.

 

The other resource is a great book that you will need to fine tune your plant selection, timing, and plot maintenance. I own this book and have used it so much it's ragged and dog-eared. It's "Quality Food Plots - Your Guide to Better Deer and Deer Hunting." Take a look at it and order HERE.

 

Get both of these resources and get after it!

 

- Pat Porter

 

06 August
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Deer Management - Food Plots and Habitat

Some good food plot & deer habitat discussion & tips. Check out this book by QDMA (Quality Deer Management Association). I’ve read it from cover to cover and use it as a resource all year long. It’s excellent. It’s at Amazon HERE.

26 April
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