feet. A blend of around a dozen species of plants, it provides maximum attraction throughout hunting season, and a pH booster helps improve the plot’s performance. Minimal preparation is required. Simply ensure seed-to-soil contact, spread some fertilizer and let Secret Spot do the rest. Imperial No-Plow, another annual offered by Whitetail Institute, is ideal for 1/2 acre and larger clearings that are inaccessible to large implements because it also requires minimal soil preparation. (Tip: NoPlow also does great on fully prepared plots.) It consists of multiple forages, including clovers, brassicas, radishes and others, providing up to nine months of deer-attracting power. No-Plow can flourish where other seed blends fail because of its versatile and hardy seed varieties. It’s perfect for last-minute planting, as it germinates quickly and creates a plot deer can’t resist. BowStand is another blend to seriously consider. When bowhunt-
ing deer, our goal is to orchestrate ethical, close-range shooting opportunities. BowStand is tailored for this. You know those small, remote openings you can’t reach by tractor? Those are spots big bucks frequent because of low human presence and ample security cover. Take a rake and a bag of BowStand, create seed-to-soil contact, spread some fertilizer, and the blend of irresistible plants will take off and pull deer in where you can easily put an arrow through their lungs. BowStand starts attracting deer immediately and will continue to do so even as the browsing intensifies. Steve Scott, Senior Advisor of the Whitetail Institute, offered a few application suggestions regarding these blends. “If I were planting 1/4 acre or less,” he said, “I’d lean toward Secret Spot or BowStand. For areas 1/4-1/2 acre, I’d suggest Secret Spot XL or No-Plow. For plots 1/2 acre or larger, I’d recommend No-Plow. They all establish and grow quickly and are extremely attractive to
If time has gotten away on you and you believe it’s too late to plant food plots, you may be wrong. With the basic equipment pictured here, you can make your season better with increased deer sightings.
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