PLANT A FOOD TRAIL. You may not have the time or equipment to plant large food plots, but you can grow a small row of plants that will draw whitetails to your stand. Find a deer trail within the woods that leads from a bedding area to a food source. Then look for a fairly open area along it where you can simply rake away the leaves and debris and sow some fast-growing seed, such as rape, wheat, rye, oats, or fall mixtures from wild-life seed companies. With a bit of rain, these will come up quickly and you'll have a trail of lush deer food popping up that bucks will follow.