Whitetail deer love clover and it’s not difficult to create a fantastic food plot full of delicious clover they will enjoy and benefit from for years.
What is the best food plot for deer? It very well could be clover, because clover is easily digestible and has a high protein content. The best thing about it, too, is it is easy to establish. With just a little work at your property or leased land, you can get the soil buzzing with growing clover and soon have an established plot that will benefit deer and other wildlife species.
Learn more in this week’s episode of Grow ’em Big with host Steve Bartylla as he shows some of his insights and Antler King Trophy Clover tips. Once established, a clover plot is pretty easy to maintain and will provide years of nutrition along with good hunting for you.
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The Firminator The Firminator is by far the most versatile piece of equipment in the industry. The operator can choose from a wide range of angle and pitch adjustments to perform many different functions. If a site is to be planted for the first time and is heavy with debris, the disk angles can be set aggressively along with a heavy forward tilt of the entire unit for deeper disk penetration. If a minimal till operation is desired, then the angles and pitch can be adjusted to just slightly cut through top litter without disturbing the soil excessively. A common question we get is do I need to disk the soil with other equipment first before using The Firminator? The answer is NO! The Firminator will do all the necessary work of planting a food plot from start to finish. www.thefirminator.com
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From Deer & Deer Hunting magazine, the 2015 Whitetails Wall Calendar features the work of deer researchers Wayne Laroche and Charlie Alsheimer, who reveal the 2015 whitetail rut prediction, based on years of lunar cycle research. Utilize this deer moon phase calendar to find out which days the deer will be seeking and chasing, so you can time the rut for the best time to hunt.
The calendar features amazing whitetail deer photography, capturing deer in all the seasons and providing deer activity charts so you can plan your hunt. It’s not only the most useful calendar you’ll own, but quite possibly the ultimate gift for any deer hunter!
With the 2015 DDH Whitetails Wall Calendar you’ll learn:
- When the seeking, chasing and tending phases of the rut will occur for North & South
- Predicted dates of Major & Minor deer activity in 2015
- Daily 2015 Moon-phase data
- Peak rut activity for the 2015 season
- When to plan your vacation around the 2015 whitetail rut