Wildlife Food Plot: Establishing a variety of plants that provide food for wildlife.
How it Works
Food plots can be established within an existing crop field or in a separate location. A few rows of corn left standing after harvest or a small plot planted elsewhere will help wildlife through the winter when food is in short supply.
Locate food plots close to wildlife wintering areas to make food easily available.
Food crops include corn, sorghum, sunflowers, buckwheat, millet and soybeans.
Make sure there is adequate cover, travel lanes and water to support wildlife.
Do not place the food plot close to high traffic areas where wildlife will be endangered.
Plant block-shaped food plots at least one acre in size to prevent the entire plot from filling with deep snow.
Remember to control erosion when preparing the seedbed and planting the food plot.