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One-Acre Plots — Fields of Opportunity By Bill Winke The author’s favorite stands are on the edges of one-acre food plots. Discover this successful hunters strategies on what he plants, where he plants and stand placement strategies.

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Imperial Whitetail Tall Tine Tubers, the Ultimate Turnip Take Time to Plan Your Approach By Bob Humphrey

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Customer Service is Truly Extraordinary at Whitetail Institute — The strobe light says it all

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Products for Procrastinators

By Hollis Ayres By Dean Weimer

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The Hardest Working Hunters, Disabilities Don’t Deter Kids By Darren Warner

Features

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Trees — Thinking Long Term

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K.I.S.S. Deer Management

By Bob Humphrey

The Improbable Deer Season By Matt Harper Last year’s drought should have hindered the author’s hunting season, but the hard work he did planting Imperial products paid off.

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Whitetail Institute Annuals — Which is the Best For You? By Whitetail Institute Staff While perennials are forages designed to last for multiple years from a single planting, annuals are designed to provide maximum production for part of one calendar year. Whitetail Institute annuals are highly attractive and nutritious.

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By Scott Bestul By Joe Blake You don’t need a ton of expensive equipment or a Ph.D in whitetail biology to effectively manage your hunting property. Just Keep It Simple Stupid!

Whitetail Oats Plus Adds New Dimension to Food Plot Program By Charles J. Alsheimer The author has planted many different food plot varieties during his years as a deer manager. Whitetail Oats Plus has really impressed him with the results it produced.

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Thriving in a Sea of Pines

Fertilizer: What You Need to Know By William Cousins Whether you are a first time food plotter or an old hand, knowing exactly what fertilizer does is important. It can be the difference between a lush food plot and an average one.

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Made in Shade By Gerald Almy

Departments 4 22

A Message from Ray Scott Field Testers Report Stories and Photos

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Record Book Bucks

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Food Plot Planting Dates First Deer — Aiming for the Future

Stories and Photos

Cover photo by Dusty Reid

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Whitetail Institute OFFICERS AND STAFF

Ray Scott Founder and President Wilson Scott Vice President of Operations Steve Scott Vice President, Executive Editor William Cousins Operations Manager Wayne Hanna, Ph.D. Agronomist & Director of Forage Research Mark Trudeau National Sales Manager Frank Deese Wildlife Biologist Jon Cooner Director of Special Projects Brandon Self, Kendrick Thomas, John White Product Consultants Daryl Cherry, Javin Thomas Dealer/Distributor Sales Steffani Hood Dealer/Distributor Analyst Dawn McGough Office Manager Mary Jones Internet Customer Service Manager Teri Hudson Internet and Office Assistant Marlin Swain Shipping Manager Desmond Byrd Shipping Assistant Bart Landsverk Whitetail News Senior Editor Charles Alsheimer, Tracy Breen, Matt Harper, Bill Winke, R.G. Bernier, Bill Marchel, Michael Veine, Dr. Carroll Johnson, III, Dean Weimer, David Hart Contributing Writers Susan Scott Copy Editor George Pudzis Art Director Wade Atchley, Atchley Media Advertising Director

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