Can I make a food plot in swampy habitat?

By Grant Woods,

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Hello Dr. Grant i was needing help on choosing where to make spring and fall food plots but i also have a bunch of swamps is there anything i can do?.


Food plot forages don’t grow well with wet feet.  I’m not aware of any food plot crops that will grow well in swampy soils.  

Deer need food, cover, and water daily. Water is obviously present given the swampy habitat. Creating food plots may not be an option. You may be able to limit alerting the deer by hunting the area cautiously. You might consider treating part of the property as a sanctuary – where deer are never alerted and always return for safety.  Sanctuaries are great tools to encourage deer to use a property!

Enjoy creation,


December 3, 2015