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October Lull Hunting

october lull - acorn

The October lull can be a frustrating time of year.  Right now, deer are vanishing before our eyes including on our trail cameras. This period of time from about mid-October leading up to the onset of the rut is characterized by

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Late Season Food Plots

late season food plots

So it’s almost labor day and the start of deer season for most people is little over a month away.  You’ve got the family vacations out of the way.  The kids are headed back to school soon.  Football is starting

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Early Season Bowhunting

Early Season Bowhunting

Ask a bowhunter what his favorite time of year is and more times than not, you’ll hear “the rut”.  Let’s face it, who doesn’t like a late October through mid-November hunt?  When thinking about early season bowhunting though, there are

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Food Plots – Early & Late Season

Food Plots - Clover

When it comes to food plots there are several ways to go.  From how you plant, where you plant and in particular what all to plant.  When I am planning food plots for the upcoming year I like to split

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Seeding – Food Plot Equipment (Part III)

Seeding - No Till Drill

All the hard work is finally done!  Now it’s time to get some seed down and watch it grow!  Generally speaking, seeding food plots is pretty easy.  Based upon your budget, here are the best options for planting your food plots.

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Soil Preparation – Food Plot Equipment (Part II)

Soil preparation is tough if you do not have access to the right equipment.   Breaking ground on new areas can be a daunting task, especially if there’s an existing sod layer.  Minimal equipment can tackle spraying and planting somewhat

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Sprayers – Food Plot Equipment (Part I)

Sprayers are first on the list of tools.  Not only is weed control the most important task but it also the most difficult.  Jumping right into tilling up the ground is easy because it feels like you are getting something

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Equipment For Food Plots

Equipment - Food Plots

Equipment you have available will determine how hard you will have to work.  Food plotting is no easy chore.  For most of us, gaining access to the right implements is the biggest hurdle.  You can borrow from friends, neighbors or

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Soil Testing – Why Is It Important?

Soil Testing - Dirt

Soil testing is the most critical part of any food plot.  Before planting, it’s of the utmost importance to analyze your soil.  You want to make sure that the soil composition is perfect for growing the seed you’re about to

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Food Plots – Why Should I Plant Them?

Food Plots

Food plots play an important role in the drive towards healthy animals and bigger bucks. They can transform deer management on tracts big or small.  What’s the big difference between food plots and native vegetation? On average, native vegetation will

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