Favorite Whitetail Food PlotContributors to this thread:
What’s your go to for food plots and “kill plots”? What area of the US are you in? Curious as I know it will probably differ from place to place
Kansas; awnless wheat, winter rye, chicory, white and med red clovers, sunflowers, flax, millet, milo, forage collards. Sometimes I throw some other stuff in there too.
A couple of mornings ago. Always something for them to eat.
I put Winter wheat in my garden and deer are in it all winter. The garden is only 25 yards from my house and we watch the deer from our windows. My garden is surrounded by woods and the edge is covered with honey suckle. When it gets cold the deer go nuts over the honey suckle.
Plant a mix of winter peas, oats, and either cereal rye or winter wheat here in Oklahoma.
Clover and buckwheat for spring/summer nutrition plots. Combo of winter wheat, cereal rye, and oats for fall kill plots WV
That’s so far guys! We’re thinking clover and chickory in our two large plots and a wintergreens mix in one kill plot and cereal rye and oats for the second one. We’re in mass but just put an offer on a place in NY.
Dang Catscratch that one buck has a lot of growth for this time of year...
I plant winter rye around Labor Day week and it feeds deer almost daily throughout the winter and into early April they hit it hard daily before green up, supplements them through the hard times...
Depends somewhat on what you have for equipment. Pretty tough to beat corn and beans in my neck of the woods, but they can be a little more labor intensive. I have to e-fence my corn/bean plots off, or the deer would just keep them mowed off. Brassicas are another favorite of mine, as well. A mix of turnips, radishes and several other kales and rape, etc. I seed the radishes separately from the other brassicas seed, because it’s a bigger seed, so you have to open feed hole larger to get it to feed out properly. In doing so, the smaller seed tends to feed out too quickly for me. I also like rye and oats. Oats are not winter hardy, so a few hard frosts will kill them. Rye is very winter hardy and will come back in the spring, plus it has some allelopathic properties, that help to suppress weed growth somewhat, in the spring. I don’t have much experience with chicory or red clovers, but white clover is also an excellent perennial to plant.
Thought this was kind of a neat photo showing the red summer hair under their winter coat as the deer enters my winter rye on May 1st...
I like the coat changes! They look kind of ratty for a while but then smooth out.
Check out the bases on this one...
Love my soybeans here in Tennessee also have some clover plots Lewis
Perennial clovers with patches of popcorn
Lewis, that is one hell of a field of beans. Work of art, congrats!
Clover and sorgum,;can't grow soybeans;they eat it as fast as it comes up.Lots of corn planted in the area;if we plant corn we leave it until spring.Northern N.Y.state,right on the border.
If you can e-fence them soybeans are hard to beat
We will be E fencing no doubt
I plant 2 acre corn, 2 acre Stagger milo, 2 acre beans. Then fall over seed with winter wheat.
I use Buck Forage Oats in Northern SC and Abruzzi Rye. Both planted late september. I finally have Durana Clover established in two plots also. Took all of two years for that to happen.