Now that hunting season is over it is time to start planning for next year. There are a lot of projects that you can do to make your hunting property even more productive. All of these projects work in concert with each other and will help you have a well-rounded property that deer will want to be on.
11. Plant Food Plots
I put food plots last for a reason. Everyone seems to think they are the keystone of habitat improvement, but in fact, they are just the icing on the cake. Other habitat improvements are the cake they are substance and food plots are the extra things that puts your plan over the top.
There are mountains of books written on planting food plots, and everyone has their favorite seed company and blend. The best advice I can give when it comes to food plots is to research your region and get a soil sample.
We like to do a mix of annuals and perennials and give the deer a great variety of things to eat, but do what works for you. It may take a few years to get it down pact, but it will be worth it. Remember habitat improvement is more than food plots. It is an entire system that works together to provide everything a deer needs.