Strategically planned food plots planted in late summer or early fall can be some of the best draws on your hunting property. With these guidelines, we’re hoping you can have your best food plots yet with MonsterBuck Food Plot products.
What Should I Plant?
This is the million-dollar question and unfortunately, there’s no great way to answer it. Deer, just like people have different dietary needs and taste buds. Putting all your eggs in one basket should be avoided. Our experts at MonsterBuck food plots strongly recommending planting a mixture of products for several reasons. One, more options will likely be appealing to more deer. Two, planting a monoculture is detrimental for agronomic reasons. When considering specific products, look for small grains, peas, and plants from the brassica family which includes turnips, canola, rape, kale and radishes. Our MonsterBuck Fall Kill Plot which contains radish, turnips, canola and ryegrass, has been a very hot product for the past few seasons.
Where Should I Plant Them?
Choosing an area to plant your fall food plot should be carefully taken into consideration. Many habitat managers intend to hunt over these plots, so placement is crucial. Some of the things to consider are stand/blind locations, prevailing winds and the locations of watering holes and bedding areas. Many times, these fall-planted plots are planted within shooting distance of the hunters’ stands and blinds.
When Should I Plant Fall Food Plots?
Generally speaking, if you get your fall food plot planted 45-60 days before you expected frost date, you’ll give yourself plenty of time to get your plot established. If you plant too early, these plants could become too mature and might not be palatable or attractive to your deer herd. If you plant too late, your plot might not be established enough to handle heavier browsing in the later parts of the season.
Why Should I Plant Fall Food Plots?
Planting food plots can be equally challenging and rewarding. In the big picture, what we’re all striving for is better wildlife habitat and healthier deer herds which will result in successful harvests for seasons to come.
Hopefully this has answered more questions than it has raised, but if you need them answered, please don’t hesitate to call the experts at MonsterBuck Food Plots.