Food Plot Species Profile: Soybeans

Soybeans (Glycine max) are a warm-season annual legume and perhaps the most preferred summer forage for white-tailed deer. They are extremely nutritious, containing upwards of 25 to 30 percent crude protein in fields with good soil fertility, well above the amounts required by deer for optimal body and antler development. Soybeans are adapted to a …

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Food Plot Species Profile: Crimson Clover

Chances are if you’ve ever bought a commercial cool-season food plot blend, you have probably planted crimson clover. Crimson clover is a cool-season annual (in southern states) that is relatively easy to grow and is more tolerant of poor soils than other clovers. For that reason, this clover is often thrown in the mix when …

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Food Plot Species Profile: Austrian Winter Peas

Austrian winter peas are a cool-season annual legume that can produce a great food plot on their own or as an addition to a seed mixture planted in the fall to attract deer. Easy to grow and quick to germinate, winter peas are closely related to garden peas and have the same nitrogen-fixing abilities than …

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Kip’s Korner: Is Your Corn In?

“Is your corn in?” This was an extremely common statement across much of the whitetail’s range this spring. Cool temperatures, extravagant seed prices, excessive rain events, and in some cases a shortage of seed left many deer managers and hunters out in the cold or at least a couple of weeks behind on their corn …

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