I rarely locate plots based on soil types. This is especially true for plots designed to hunt versus simply provide nutrition. Hunting plots work best if located in areas where deer wish to use and the hunter can approach, hunt, and exit without alerting deer.
Many of the plots at The Proving Grounds were literally established in areas with only gravel showing. By using good conservation practices including a crop rotation of soybeans (legumes) during the summer and brassicas and wheat during the winter and never tilling the soil many of these plots now have two to six inches of great soil on top!
I encourage you to use the same crop rotation and planting techniques. You will be amazed at the results!
October 9, 2015