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FOOD PLOTS FOR ALL TYPES OF WILDLIFE
Planting and developing food plots
for all types of Wildlife has found increasing interest among many
individuals and landowners. The emphasis is on
planting food plots so as to better protect our wildlife species.
Where man has taken away the food territories with development,
he can also work to replace and assist nature in the improvement
of these remaining food sources for wildlife.
Rabbits, Possums, Coons, Foxes, Deer, Turkeys, Birds, Geese, Ducks, and a multitude of other small
and large animals all can benefit from planting Natural Game Mixtures. Seedland sells food plot seed for multiple species of wildlife,
Rackmaster Fall Deluxe (for fall food plots) and
Rackmaster Spring & Summer Food Plot Seed are just two of these mixtures. We also
carry individual food plot seed varieties so that you may customize your
Everything from rabbits to deer can benefit from careful planning and placement of the right food plots. These food plots not only provide for the season of hunting but
are planted "out of season" to provide a healthy diet for wildlife and their offspring year round.
Food supplements are not handed out to wildlife and access to many of the "normal" habitations has been circumvented in many ways. Migratory routes have been changed along with "food routes" that species used to travel from one food source to the other as the natural "crops" matured.
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Food plots are one way to provide a better range of food sources that may have been lost to the wild and in the limited areas that many wildlife are now forced to inhabit. Many may say that only hunters plant food plots to attract something to kill. When the hunter plants for the big buck he feeds a lot of does and fawns in the process along with a host of other wildlife who will
certainly find the plot.
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What To Expect From Your Wildlife Food Plot
Deer, rabbit and
turkey will begin to browse in about 45 days after planting. Quail and
pheasant will begin to eat the seeds that mature in about 60-70 days. Deer will
begin to graze when plants are several inches tall. Plant near water sources for
To avoid overgrazing pressure on plots located near heavy deer population, additional plots should be planted about 300 yards
apart. Excess deer grazing can damage the plants.
Annual and perennial grasses plus legume food plot seed mixtures
provide spring through summer feeding. Usually planted early spring through summer
after danger of frost. Some plant species of this mixture will continue to grow
during colder months, providing quail and pheasant edible seeds for fall and winter.
Fully prepared and well placed seedbeds are the
best growing mediums (Harrow and broadcast the seed). The best food plot size is about 5000 sq.ft. of forest area with at least 50% sunshine available. For best results fertilize plots
with a wildlife food plot fertilizer. By re-seeding every spring you will develop a sustainable food plot
that can result in establishing regular feeding habits for game in a given area.
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