What do you suggest to improve the 10 acres where I hunt in Salem, North Carolina?

By Grant Woods,

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Mr. Grant,
Thank you for taking time to read this, I am a hunter in Winston Salem NC, and I am hunting on a small 10 acre piece of land with two houses on one side and one on the other. I am set up directly behind the church that owns the land at about two hundred yards. This is the first year I have hunted the land and was unable to get permission to hunt until late November. I have harvested a small doe for the venison, but was wondering what I could do to improve deer movement on the property. I know that there are deer traveling through and around the area, and it seems like it could be a funnel for the deer to go from bedding to feeding their is a large field about a half mile a way. I was just wondering what you suggested to bring deer in ? Thank you again for your time and thank you for always pointing people to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Sincerely, Jacob


Congratulations on tagging some venison! 

Your setup sounds like a great spot for a hidey hole food plot!  Deer often will use such small plots at staging areas between food and cover.  Make sure the plot receives at least 1/2 the normal amount of sunlight (more is better) and you can approach, hunt, and exit without alarming deer.

Thanks also for sharing the encouraging words!

Enjoy creation,


December 10, 2015