Learning how to set up and maintain good whitetail deer food plots is the key to increasing whitetail population on your property..
What I have implemented the last 3 years works. We went from no resident deer to well over 40 deer at any one time grazing in our fields.
Learn how we built our food plots. It's fun and rewarding to watch the whitetails feed on them. Of course, we only harvest the bucks on these plots.
Once the resident herd is up to the ratio of bucks to does we will harvest some does that do not have fawns with them.
We will lay out our basic plan here and then follow up with more detailed information for each part of our plan that worked well for us. Without a plan you can't build a house.
1- Learn and understand the layout of your property.
2- Take soil samples and find where to take them in your area or buy a Soil Test Kit from Amazon like we do.
3- Find a seed company you can buy from year round.
4- You may also need lime and fertilizer.
5- Get the whitetail deer food plot ready for planting. You'll need a seed spreader.
6- Seed the plot and pray for rain.
This season my 40 year old son told me time and again that he cannot believe what we have done in 3 years to our property in creating a resident deer herd.
Every time we go out to our stands we see 8 to 12 or more deer in the woods.
We have 300 acres of hardwoods now. Why? Because of great food plots. Anyone can do this if they follow our plan. It works, we have the proof.