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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Food Plot Species Profile: Berseem Clover

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One of the primary reasons berseem clover hasn’t gained much traction since its introduction to the U.S. in 1896 is that it lacks winter hardiness. Likewise, its use as a deer forage has been limited. However, several improved varieties of berseem clover have been developed over the years in an effort to resurrect its use …

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GPS Reveals Early Season Buck Movement Patterns

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You hear it all the time: A hunter gets a bunch of trail-camera photos of a buck early in the season and then, poof, the deer pulls a Houdini and disappears for the rest of the season. How nice would it be to track his movements and know exactly where he went? Well, that’s what …

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