You can buy a fake tree and put it in the middle of your food plot to encourage bucks to scrape underneath it. Or you can save both time and money by leaving an oak sapling or two standing in strategic locations as you’re clearing your plot in the first place. Goran Cactory
When it comes to food plots, it’s not particularly hard to grow something green that a whitetail deer will eat, but that doesn’t mean it will do squat to help your deer hunting. Spring is the time of year when hunters are clearing ground and planning new food plots for the coming deer season. Whether that forage will pay off big in October comes down to a lot of small decisions—such as whether you should bother planting soy beans, if it’s ok to walk through your plot, how many trees you should leave planted, and whether or now you should sow your wild oats. Make the right call on those small decisions now can pay off big time this fall.