Location is the most important aspect of a food plot, but probably not for the reasons most landowners believe. Your location has to have the proper soil to make it worth the time, effor, and money. […]
Deer and other wildlife demand rich nutrient sources throughout the year to fuel their daily requirements. For most of the Carolinas, Mother Nature provides adequate groceries in areas where wildlife populations are balanced.
It’s that time again: for cooler weather, changing colors and the approach of the whitetail rut. While some hunters get an early start in August and September to fulfill their food-plot dreams, the majority start tilling up the dirt in early October. It’s a busy season for hunters looking to quickly establish a field of greens, because their prime hunting days are eminently approaching.
Food-plot productivity and success is mostly a factor of pure science. Growing a hearty food plot is a product of complex chemical reactions through a laundry list of catalysts required to make the engine roar. While growers can plan everything out down to the number of seeds and the pounds of fertilizer, Mother Nature is still in the driver’s seat.
The summer heat often fails to deliver warm, fuzzy feelings about this fall’s deer season. Yet few people get ready for a dream fishing trip to the Seychelles or start buying Christmas presents on Dec. 25, either.
Spring brings big changes every year, revitalizing nature’s canvas with a sea of green. The forests and fields erupt in tender, new growth, from the tips of the trees down to the forest floor. Native grasses, fresh soft mass and nutritious forbs explode everywhere, providing deer and other wildlife a full buffet of nutritious options to fulfill their daily nutritional requirements.