Late Winter Food PlotsFebruary 4th, 2010 by Grant Woods
I just returned from Wisconsin early this morning to falling sleet and snow at The Proving Grounds. As I look out my office window I’m extremely proud of the standing soybeans in the food plot. Most hunters probably aren't thinking about quality deer forage now as hunting season is over. However, the gads of deer I saw beside the road late last night is an excellent indicator that native browse in forested areas is in short supply. Late winter is the time to ensure that nutritional resources are available to the deer herd. The quality and quantity of available food during the late winter stress period is critical for the health of fawns and antler development later this year.
Growing Deer together,