Food Plot Species Profile: Lablab

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Along with soybeans and cowpeas, lablab is one of the primary forage legumes planted for deer each spring and summer – and for good reason. Lablab (Lablab purpureus) is a warm-season annual legume that originated from Africa. It is widely adapted to a variety of soils and climatic conditions throughout the country. However, it does …

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VIDEO: When to Service Your Compact Tractor

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Before you fire up your compact tractor for a new food plot season, it might be a good idea to change your engine fluids and filters. Though most operator’s manuals recommend you change vital fluids every 100 hours, you’ll prevent trouble if you change them every year – even if you haven’t exceeded 100 hours …

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Food Plot Species Profile: Buckwheat

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Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a warm-season annual forb that can provide several benefits to your whitetail food plot program. However, it is not a legume, as are some of the more commonly planted summer deer forages, such as soybeans, cowpeas, lablab, and alyceclover. Buckwheat reaches heights of 2 to 4 feet at maturity. The plant has …

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Kip’s Korner: Food Plots Aren’t Just for Deer

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I am a food plotter. In fact, I am a proud food plotter. I enjoy planning, preparing, planting and maintaining my food plots. I like hunting them, hanging trail cameras in them, and observing wildlife use them in and outside of hunting season. I am first and foremost a deer hunter, but I also enjoy …

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The Story Behind the Most Awesome Food Plot Ever

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There are dedicated QDMA members who go all out to help promote the QDMA mission and grow our organization. And then there’s Steve Elmy. Steve, who lives in Ontario, Canada, wears all the badges of our most dedicated supporters. He’s  a Life Member. He’s a Level II Deer Steward. He’s also a volunteer leader in …

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