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spring food plots, Summer food plots -

Spring and summer are critical months in a whitetails life, bucks are rebuilding their bodies from a rigorous winter and starting the amazing antler genesis process. Doe have the task of eating for two or three as most of them are carrying fawns to be born later in summer. Consistent, protein-rich food sources are key to helping your deer reach their potential.

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chufa, food plot tips -

During the spring, the NWTF is flooded with calls from members and landowners with questions about what to plant for wild turkeys. One of most popular crops is chufa. Turkeys are attracted to patches of chufa and will utilize them for months.

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food plot tips -

Stuck at home thinking about your food plots and wildlife? We are too. Here are 4 things you can do during the downtime to continue the progress for your property and critters.

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clover, frost seeding -

Now is the ideal time for some low-cost food plot improvements and frost seeding can be a great technique to get an early start to the spring growing season. Frost seeding requires the soil to be thawing, freezing and heaving. The seeds get caught in the cracks created by the heaving process, and this, is in essence how the seeds are “planted.”  When time-lapse photography of this period is viewed, the ground appears to come “alive” because of all the movement from the soil expanding and contracting over and over again. This movement helps to create excellent seed to soil...

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fall food plots, final forage -

Seed germination and seedling survival are obviously vital to a successful planting. One reason for planting failure is seedling death due to lack of moisture after the seed has germinated. This can happen when there is enough soil moisture to swell the seed and start the germination process and then a period of dry weather occurs, or the seed is planted into very dry soil and receives a light rain, good enough to start germination, but then followed by a period of drought.

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