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.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...