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

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

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

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

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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Food Plot Species Profile: Red Clover

If you don’t have red clover growing in some of your food plots, let me explain why you should. Dr. Craig Harper and I examined red clover in research plots in Tennessee for several years. We analyzed overall production, preference, nutritional quality, resistance to grazing, drought tolerance, herbicide management, and other characteristics compared to virtually all …

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