Hey guys I am looking for a food plot to put in southwest Pa next year. i want one that will attract deer from oct-december. Im plannin on planting some corn right next to it too. What would u guys suggest.
It really depends on your enviornment....key factors..will it have light....will it grow good....does the ground need to be broken up...should I fertilize it.I planted clover where it wouldn't get but a couple hours of light in my woods.I didn't even take a soil sample and its looking good!!
clover is not optimum for the months mentioned.go with oats,winter wheat,brassicas,forage rape.these grow and stay green even under snow.there is a book by ed spinzola,ultimate whitetail food plots.tells you everything you need to know.i think you can get it thru the mid michigan chapter qaulity deer management assc.
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer.
I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture!
Having said that - and with most of my ineptitude fairly well hidden - I do think that buckwheat is one of the most under rated cover crops out there.
I say cover crop because I see mixed results as it relates to the deer eating the plants.