Land Management

Do Serious Deer Hunters Need Food Plots?

Do Serious Deer Hunters Need Food Plots?

By Kent Kammermeyer

Here is a quick quiz to see if you need to read this article: Does your hunting property lack row crop agriculture (corn, soybeans, alfalfa) either within the property or around it? Has all previously existing row crop agriculture been converted to pasture, hay field or pines? Do you have lots of planted or natural pines? Do you have lots of hardwo...

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How Many Acres / Where to Plant

How Many Acres / Where to Plant

By Kent Kammermeyer

Both deer and wild turkeys will definitely benefit from high quality agronomic food plots on a minimum of 5 to 10 percent of your property in a heavily forested area wherever this is feasible. This means 2-4 plots averaging 2 acres each per square mile (640 acres). However, this large number may be unrealistic for many land managers because of the ...

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Recent Land Management Articles

Win The Food Plot Weed Wars
Win The Food Plot Weed Wars

By Kent Kammermeyer

Well, you thought you did everything right. Let's see, got that soil test, applied recommended lime and fertilizer, plowed vigorously and prepared a smooth seedbed, inoculated the legumes, carefully broadcast your seed, covered lightly and ... READ MORE


Browse Exclosures are Necessary
Browse Exclosures are Necessary

By Kent Kammermeyer

What do you mean, you can't tell what time it is without a clock? How much rain did you get last month? Don't have a rain gauge? How long could you go without a gas gauge in your vehicle? How much deer use is there on your food plots? Get t... READ MORE


Dolomitic Lime: Your Best Food Plot Friend
Dolomitic Lime: Your Best Food Plot Friend

By Kent Kammermeyer

"Got lime?" This is my first question for the hunter on the phone who wants to know what to plant in his deer food plots. If the answer is "no," then my response to the caller switches to Plan B and we end up talking about lesser deer plant... READ MORE


New Kid on the Block: Forage Chicory
New Kid on the Block: Forage Chicory

By Kent Kammermeyer

Forage chicory is a broad-leaf perennial herb in the sunflower family that looks similar to common plantain or even dandelion leaves. It can be grown on well-drained or moderately drained soils having medium to high fertility and a pH of 5.... READ MORE


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