Fall Food Plot Planting

We’ve hit the homestretch of summer and the final food plots are going in the ground in preparation for deer season. With the perfect amount of moisture in the ground, The Firminator made quick work of the ground and the Pennington Feeding Frenzy will be quick to germinate with the warm days, cool nights, and heavy morning dew. In just a few short weeks we’ll be setup on this plot in one of two locations. The first stand is tucked in the corner and this is where Casey harvested the old war horse 9 year old deer last year. A new location we’ll have on this plot is where it pinches down and narrows. Since the plot is only 30 yards across in this area, we put up a Redneck Hay Bale Blind inside the switchgrass to provide shot opportunities at any deer that passes through this end of the plot.

A very important part of planting a successful food plot is knowing the correct acreage of the area you’re planting. Planting too much seed in an area can create too much competition and prevent the plants from reaching their potential. It is also important to know the size of your area to potentially save money. Why buy a full acre of seed when you only need a half acre? The calculation is simple and only takes a few minutes.