In This Issue… Features 6
Imperial Clover is the Gold Standard By Charles J. Alsheimer The author has seen his share of companies make impressive claims in his 35 years as a full-time outdoor writer and nature photographer. He feels that Imperial Whitetail Clover deserves the title as Gold Standard.
How to Avoid an Epic Food Plot Failure By David Hart If you are going to go through the effort of planting a food plot, why not do it correctly? Follow the proper steps and you’ll reap the rewards when hunting season comes around.
The Art of Growing Food Plots… and Families By Matt Harper One of the great things about planting food plots is that all members of the family can help. The author explains how his Iowa family finds fun and a sense of accomplishments in the hard work of planting food plots.
Imperial Whitetail Pure Attraction: Two-Stage Fall Annual Delivers a One-Two Punch
Four Chainsaw Projects… To Create Long-Lasting Habitat
Buck of a Lifetime in Oklahoma
By Whitetail Institute Staff
By Scott Bestul By Brad Gaddis
By Matt Harper
Coyote Predation in the Southeast
Imperial Whitetail Double Cross — The Perennial Forage with a Cold-Season Kick
By John Ozoga
By Whitetail Institute Staff
Benefits of Food Plots Go Well Beyond the Practical
Don’t Guess — Calculate Acreage Using your GPS or Smart Phone
For the Love of the Hunt
By Bill Marchel The author discovered more than five years ago while playing with his GPS that it had a function to calculate the acreage of a food plot. And now smart phones are also loaded with an appropriate application.
Say it Loud, Say it Proud — “I am a Deer Hunter” Food is the Key to Whitetail Success
By Mark Kenyon By R.G. Bernier
Rotation Realities for Food Plotters By Scott Bestul Crop rotation is necessary for food plotters, just like it is for farmers. The author gives his tips for this practice.
Strategies to Compete with Crops By Bob Humphrey
School Archery Program Reaches Millions of Students By Whitetail Institute Staff
Departments 4 20
A Message from Ray Scott The Weed Doctor By W. Carroll Johnson II, Ph.D, Weed Scientist and Agronomist
By Charles J. Alsheimer Food is the key to great deer hunting.
The Day the Tractor Died
By Ted Nugent
Field Testers Report Stories and Photos
Record Book Bucks Stories and Photos
Food Plot Planting Dates First Deer — The Future of our Sport
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 Director of Certified Research Frank Deese Wildlife Biologist Jon Cooner Director of Special Projects Brandon Self, Kendrick Thomas, John White Product Consultants Daryl Cherry Director of Sales Javin Thomas Upper Midwest Sales Manager Clare Hudson Northeast Sales Manager Dawn McGough Office Manager Mary Jones EDI & Invetory Specialist Teri Hudson Office Administrator Accounts Receivable Kim Collins Internet Customer Service Marlin Swain Shipping Manager Desmond Byrd Shipping Assistant Bart Landsverk Whitetail News Senior Editor Charles Alsheimer, Tracy Breen, Matt Harper, Mark Kenyon, 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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