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Are Soybeans the Preferred Food Crop All the Time?


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As most farm country deer hunters know, soybeans are one of the whitetail’s favorite food sources. But the plant is preferred by deer only in certain stages, and early fall can be one of the most challenging times to hunt a buck over beans. But by following this week’s tip, it’s still possible to shoot […]

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The Peak of the Foot Plot Planting Season is Here…Here is a Tip to Help


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The next few weeks will be the peak of the food plotting season across much of whitetail range, and combatting weeds is one of the chief concerns of all successful food plotters. Follow this week’s video tip to learn about a tool that not only helps control weeds, but does so much more!

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How To Make Standing Corn 2-3 Times More Attractive To Deer


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Planting corn for late-season whitetail hunting is a common practice across the US. In this week’s tip, learn how to make your standing corn three times more attractive to whitetails, while creating a killer stand/blind site in the process!

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It’s Not Too Late For a Food Plot – Here’s How


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Deer season is open–or soon to be–across much of the country, but its not too late to plant a last-minute food plot. Follow this week’s video tip for advice on creating a killer plot, right now, in three easy steps.

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How To Best Plant a Food Plot


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Knowing the exact size of your food plot is a critical step in planting it correctly. You’ll save money and seed, and your plants will grow better if seeded at the proper rate. Follow this week’s tip to learn how to find out the exact size of your food plot (hint: you’re probably overestimating all […]

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Manure in Your Future


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Late summer and early fall is the perfect time to plant food plots. And as most of us know, proper soil treatment can turn a so-so food plot into the Garden of Eden. This week’s tip illustrates my favorite type of fertilizer…and the lengths to which I’ll go to apply it, even to a remote […]

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Nuclear Weed Control


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I’ve chatted about mowing as a form of weed control in previous blogs, and I stand by its effectiveness for species like clover (even when all you’ve got is a nerdy little lawn tractor, like me). But there are times when mowing simply isn’t enough and the better solution is a chemical one. Such is […]

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Mowing Clover


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I’ve blogged about my fondness for tiny food plots, and my sentimental favorite is a little patch of clover that grows a stone’s throw from my house. The plot’s value is largely therapeutic; I’ve yet to shoot (or even come close to shooting) a deer there, but I love to walk back and look at […]

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Tiny Plots Afre Terrific – version II


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Last week I discussed the joy and beauty of creating small (less than an acre) food plots. This week I’ll do my best to answer the question I am asked more than any other when it comes to food plotting: What in tarnation should I plant? Hold your horses there, Sparky. Because before we start […]

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Tiny Plots Are Terrific, Part I


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Tiny plots are terrific (Part I) It’s food plot time, and like deer geeks everywhere I’m planning and prepping for another season of playing in the dirt. I plant and/or help maintain at least a dozen food plots spread across several properties each year, and the process is one I really enjoy. There’s a big […]

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