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What are your favorite food plots? Do buy it from a cabelas like store or a local Co-op? How do you plant it? What is your success?
This will be my first year planting one, Im was planning on going to the local feed&seed store, figured they'd have the best prices however they wonl't carry all the items that cabelas has for the antler growth and everything.
I'd go to Agway. I believe a lot of the whitetail specific products are high-priced and a product of creative marketing. I'm sure some work well but i'm not sure if they'd be worth the additional cost versus a standard pasture blend that's not whitetail specific.
Ok number one do not buy from a store like Cabela's. Here is why the seed mix that they sell is a simple seed mix of clovers, grasses, and other things. Go to Millborn seeds it will be a generic brand with same ingredients for 1/3 to half the price. Second you can not beat a milo food plot surronded by clover mix. It gives them the winter habitat and food in the milo and gives them the summer greens they need in the clover. Clover can simply be spread on top of the snow and will melt in to the ground and seed itsself. Milo you will need to drill into the ground or plant with a planter. I can tell you it is no mistake that there were 5 deer killed out of this plot this year in illinois and the smallest net score 158 inches. IT WORKS. Deer will naturally grow antlers forget those type of nutrtions. Remember there is a dominant buck close by when the rut hits so all you have to do is hold the does. Their are plently of natural nutrients to promote antler growth focus on managing does and the bucks will fall into place.
The guy that owns the land I hunt on plants turnips. The deer realy like the turnip tops. Clover is good also. Corn here in MN works, also. Most of the deer won't come to the food plot until 30 minutes before it gets dark. It never works in the morning as one scares them off the food plot walking in to the deer stand.
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