Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by The Woodsman, May 21, 2017.
Anyone gettin them in? Whats the best time to plant and what is the best food plot to use?
It really depends on where you're planting. Some areas get s lot of spring flooding, so it's better to drop a frost plot or a summer plant. The site actually has a good breakdown of planting food plots. Check it out!
I've had pretty good luck with Antler King No Sweat/No Till seed mix. I usually plant in early to late June. It's not too hot, but we're past the frost and the floods 'round these parts.
I use Cabela's Sugar Beet blend. Works like a charm! Plant it in the spring, and it's ready for fall.
Anybody have any luck with Hancock Seed Company's stuff, like their dwarf corn seed? The price is right...
Can't say that I have, but I'll say that it depends on what the weather and soil is like. Look at what the local farmers are planting. If they grow corn (and have deer problems), you can go with dwarf corn seed. Around here, the wildlife seems to prefer sugar beets over corn, though. Remember that deer are attracted to sweet vegetables, but they also need their protein. That Cabela's Sugar Beet blend PSEFanboy uses has extra protein in it, so it might be a better bet for you.
Scratch the name brands and go to your local farm supply store. Much cheaper.
If you can't get a plot in, just whack existing weeds low before the season. The deer will come to browse the new chutes that will grow.
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