Many recreational land owners think about planting their food plots in the spring, but there are advantages for those who decide to do late-summer planting, says Jeff Sturgis in a blog post for Whitetail Habitat Solutions.
This is an especially good idea if you want to set your property apart from other nearby properties where owners have planted their plots earlier in the year. Also, later plantings will help your food sources be more plentiful later in the fall, solving a challenge for owners who find sources getting depleted as the fall moves along.
Two other advantages of this planting strategy: Creating deer populations that peak in the late fall can help you target a higher percentage of bucks in the area. Also, annuals planted during cooler weather, such as rye and oats, create an excellent nurse crop for establishing clover and chicory.
Of course, to grow a food plot – and to see how it helps nurture quality wildlife – you need to have your own property. The experts in the PotlatchDeltic Preferred Broker Network are the perfect partner to find the best hunting property for you. Call or email one in your neck of the woods today.