Are you looking for a way to manage your land in a better way so that you can attract more deer?
If so, you should consider creating a food plot on your land. Not only is this one of the most effective methods to attract wild animals, but it also helps to improve soil quality.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that it’s a difficult and expensive thing to do, but the truth is that it’s easy and fun.
If you want to find out about the many benefits of creating a food plot on your land, read on and we’ll tell you what you need to know.
1. By Creating a Mini-Plot You Can Focus On the Simple Necessities
Contrary to what most people think, you don’t need to have a lot of land in order to create a food plot. It’s possible to grow food in very small spaces. If you don’t have a lot of land to work with, consider creating a mini-plot in place on your land that has good soil, access to water, and gets a lot of sunlight.
Choose no more than two or three different plants that you want to grow. Even though this won’t give wild animals a lot of options to choose from, it will give them a specific kind of nutrition that they will quickly associate with your property.
You can design a vegetable plot in order to grow your own favorite foods by putting a tall fence up to keep deer and wild animals away. You can plant foods in the rest of the plot that deer will love to eat.
If you don’t know what to plant in order to attract deer, consider choosing clover.
2. Select a Great Location
In the same way that it’s important to choose the right plants to grow, it’s also important to choose the right location for your plot. If possible, you should try not to create your food plot beside prime bedding areas.
If the place that deer eat is too close to where they sleep, it will be difficult for you as a hunter to create space to have a clear hunting area.
3. Complement Your Food Plot With a Feedback Gravity Feeder
A feedback gravity feeder is great to have because it can offer extra nutrients that deer would not get from your food plot. When the deer on your property are healthy, they’ll grow more quickly and will be happier. More animals will be attracted to your land and you’ll therefore become a more successful hunter.
Another benefit of having a feedback gravity feeder is that it is small. This means that you don’t need to use a lot of space when creating a food plot.
4. Create a Stump Blind That Is Close By
If you already have a stump blind, it might be a good idea to create your food plot next to it. If, on the other hand, you have a food plot but no stump blind, consider creating a stump blind that is very close to your food plot.
By making sure that your stump blind is close to your food plot, you’ll make it easier on yourself when you’re ready to go hunting.
5. It’s Not Necessary to Own the Land Where You Create Your Food Plot
Many people make the mistake of thinking that it’s not possible to create a food plot because they don’t own land. It’s often the case that people get permission from landowners in order to access their land and hunt on it.
It’s often the case that these landowners have vast amounts of land that they’re not using. This is why they might be open to the idea of you creating a food plot. You should schedule a visit with the landowner whose land you’re hunting on in order to explain what you’d like to do and what benefits it will bring to their land.
It is often the case that landowners will welcome you to plant a food plot on their land. They might also help out with land clearing or provide a small amount of economic assistance so that you can make the best food plot that money can buy.
6. It’s Easy to Create a Food Plot
There are not very many things that you need to do in order to create a great food plot. Once you’ve chosen the perfect spot, the most difficult thing you’ll need to do is to clear the land.
It can be helpful to have access to machinery such as a tractor in order to help you to do this. If this isn’t an option, consider inviting a few friends to help you out. After clearing away unwanted vegetation, all you’ll need to do in order to be ready for planting is turn the soil so that it will be easy for you to plant the seeds.
7. Food Plots Increase Property Value
If you have the right kinds of plants growing in your food plots such as clovers and chicory, you’ll start to build better soil. You’ll also make it easier for other native plants to take root which you can eat or use as medicine. This in turn will increase the value of your property.
Create a Food Plot on Your Land Today
There are many great reasons for creating a food plot on your land. Not only will it attract wild animals such as deer, but it will also improve soil quality and increase the value of your property.
If you’re looking for help to get started in creating a food plot on your land, we’re here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for anything that you need.