Don’t let it fool you, late season food plots do work. Many people believe that the only time to plant a food plot is during spring but this is not true!! This spring and summer like many people I worked all the time leaving little time for the outdoors. That time was spent scouting areas and hanging tree stands. I didn’t think that I would be able to plant a successful food plot for the 2010 hunting season. But boy was I wrong. I had never planted a fall foot plot before fall 2010, and I’m glad I did.
On August 12 I took the day off to spend in the outdoors. I went to the store and purchased some turnip, beets, chicory, and clover. I went to a 15 acre piece, where an acre of opening was, I decided that this would be the spot where I experiment with a fall food plot.
A few weeks after planting it the food plot was starting to produce forage that I didn’t think it would. I figured that planting so late in the season that it wouldn’t have enough time to be successful. But so far it was one of the best decisions I made.
The foot plot had attracted all sorts of wildlife that weren’t on the property before. I saw bucks in the early season that I had never seen before. Recently I bought a trail camera to capture deer coming in and out of the food plot. Although I have only had the camera out for a week, I have already got pictures of deer. The pictures are of younger small deer, but I have seen bigger deer during the early season using this food plot. I believe that in the next few weeks I will be catching some bigger and more mature deer using this late season food plot. So if you are unable to plant a spring food plot due to work or family, take the opportunity to plant a late season food plot you won’t regret it.