Should I create food plots in valleys or on the ridgetops?

By Grant Woods,

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I recently purchased 206 acres in northern Michigan that is 95% woods with mature oaks and white pine. My previous property was flat, but this property has a lot of hills and ridges. Where would you suggest I make my food plots, on top of the hills or in the valleys? Any advise will be appreciated!


There are many variables. However, in general I prefer food plots to be on ridgetops.  This is because the wind usually swirls much less on ridgetops compared to in the valleys.  

I certainly suggest plots designed especially for stand/blind locations be on ridgetops!

Enjoy creation,


February 22, 2016