Attracting whitetail deer to your area is all about offering these animals something they find desirable. Food plots can do just that. Here is a look at some of the most common questions about food plots for whitetail deer.
What is the best food plot size for whitetail deer?
The size of the food plot can depend on several factors, such as:
- how much space you have available
- the size of the whitetail deer herd in the area
- what type of crop you intend to grow
A food plot management service can help you make the best decisions.
Should you rotate the types of food you plant in your food plot?
Many hunters do choose to rotate their crops just to make sure the deer do not lose interest in the food source as the seasons change. Plus, it can be helpful to rotate crops so they thrive better during certain points of the year. For example, a stand of soybeans can be attractive to deer through the fall when soybean fields have already been harvested, but in the summer when there are soybeans everywhere, you may have a harder time attracting the deer to your area.
What is the best way to make your food plot attractive to local whitetail deer?
The number one thing you can do to make sure that your food plots are attracting deer is to make sure they are placed in the right area. Deer are natural roamers, but they tend to stick around a certain radius on a map. Therefore, if you are not already seeing deer on the property, it would be hard to get them to come to your food plots. It is not uncommon to place food plots closer to where deer have been spotted and then gradually move those plots closer to where the deer need to be.
What are the primary advantages of using food plots to lure in deer?
The most obvious advantage of utilizing food plots is you can consistently attract a nice population of whitetail deer to your area. As a hunter or as a property owner who is hosting hunts on your property, food plot management can make all the difference in the localized deer population. Further, offering good food sources to a herd can help keep the deer healthy and robust, especially if the land is located in an area where there is not a lot of food options available.
For more information, contact a company like Central Carolina Habitat Solutions.