I have never tried it myself, but i have friends that archery hunt that have tried food plots to no avail. I'm not sure why but the mules here are more apt to be taken at a waterhole rather than at a food plot.
Mule deer will drink water where ever they find it and they don't need that much water. I have seen them drinking out of mud puddles in the middle of the road before they would drink out of the stream 10 yards away.
Once they are pressured they seem to drink at night. When I was young and trying to figure out muley's I watched them come to a water hole during the day pre hunting season. I thought I had it all figured out, but I was only 12 then. Once the season started I never saw deer at that water hole again.
Then I discovered still hunting, and never staked out anything again.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...