to make sure you have Destination planted on your hunting property this fall and winter and for years to come.
Early Fall Through Late Fall Whitetail Oats. Without question, Whitetail Oats are the most highly attractive oat variety the Whitetail Institute has ever tested. It’s somewhat unique in that it’s one that Whitetail Institute didn’t discover on its own. The Whitetail Institute first heard about it years ago through one of its worldwide agriculture contacts, who told the Whitetail Institute about an oat variety that had been included in a university research project comparing how well different oat varieties performed as grain producers. According to the Institute’s source, the university researchers had removed the oat variety from the grainproduction tests and “shelved it” because it had been so heavily browsed by deer! Subsequent testing by Whitetail Institute confirmed the oat variety’s superior attractiveness to deer and, additionally, found that the oat is more cold tolerant than other varieties the Whitetail Institute had tested. That oat variety became Whitetail Oats and is now a proprietary Whitetail Institute forage. WINA 204 Pea. It’s no secret that deer love winter peas. When it comes to attracting deer, though, not all winter pea varieties are created equal — some are simply more attractive to deer than others. WINA 204 Pea is a high-sugar pea that has consistently proven itself in side-by-side cafeteria tests across North America to be vastly more attractive than any other pea variety the Whitetail Institute tested. WINA 204 Pea is also high in protein and cold tolerant. Alex Berseem Clover. Alex Berseem is an annual clover that has
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long performed double duty in other Whitetail Institute products — as a complementary early attractant in many Whitetail Institute annuals, and as a fast green-up component in many Whitetail Institute perennials. In both cases, its primary purpose is to attract deer to a food plot as soon after planting as possible.
Fall Through Winter WINA 210 Kale and WINA 412 Radish. The oats, peas and clover in Destination provide the bulk of attraction in the months right after planting and well into the cold months. WINA 210 Kale and WINA 412 Radish also establish quickly, boost early attraction even further by increasing the variety of food options in the plot, and provide additional tonnage during early fall. Once frosts arrive, enzymes in the kale and radishes convert starches in the foliage to sugars, making them even more attractive to deer and providing deer with high carbohydrates through winter. The thick, deeply rooted tubers produced by WINA 412 Radish also continues to act as a much-needed food source for deer through the coldest winter months. (Editor’s Note: You can find out more about the Whitetail Institute’s new WINA 412 Radish in a separate article about a new product called Ravish that starts on page 18 of this issue.) Destination is available in 9-pound bags that plant 1/4-acre. Sites with moderately light to medium-heavy soils are optimum. Avoid wet bottom areas. Destination requires a minimum of 3-4 hours of filtered or indirect sunlight a day. For additional information about Destination, go to whitetailinstitute.com or call the Whitetail Institute at (800) 688-3030. ^