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Our Top Picks for Fall Food Plots

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Fall Food Plots Puts the Odds in Our Favor

Food plots have become the craze for the hunter wanting to grow and kill monster whitetails. Plots that were once no more than a quarter acre of land, today, are expensive, well-designed, and well managed acres and acres worth of food. Food plots can be made as small, or as big as you have the ground for and the varieties of plots that can be made seem endless.

The opportunity to plant a variety of seeds in different plots that will give wildlife every thing they want and need should be first and foremost on the minds of anyone serious about hunting whitetails and other game. There are several good seed mixes on the market, but these work well for our needs.

Ease of Planting

Deer Delight is a great seed for deer managers and hunters because of its unique properties. Because of the high protein levels in Deer Delight, deer are receiving everything they need during the fawning stage for does and the bucks are getting the nutrients they need to grow big racks that hunters will brag about.

The great thing about Deer Delight Food Plot is that it can be planted in the spring to bring deer and other wildlife in during the summer and it has the strength to keep wildlife on the plot well into late winter. When other food sources have dwindled to nothing during the winter months, Deer Delight will still be healthy and producing the food deer crave and need.

Added Security

There is a lot of talk of funneling deer and how man-made funnels can really put the odds in the hunter’s favor. Also, planned exit and entry routes to the stand are so important that they can often make or break a hunt. Especially when a food plot near a stand or blind is likely to be holding deer. These are just a couple things that the Green Screen Food Plot can help with.

Growing at heights to 14-feet, this seed mix is strong enough to last well into the winter when other similar plants are dying off. There are so many uses for this seed that it is hard to mention all of them.

A favorite thing to do is to create a funnel to a food plot. By planting Green Screen around a plot such as the Krunch N Munch Food Plot you end up with a tall barrier, but by going in and mowing a path you create an entry and exit route for the whitetails. This will often dictate the path deer will take to gain access to the food. Whitetails will almost always take the path of least resistance which in this case would be walking down the cut path rather than through the tall Green Screen. This makes it a lot easier to place a stand especially on plots where deer seem to enter and exit from every direction.

In some cases, Green Screen can be planted as a barrier that will allow a hunter to get to or from his stand undetected by sight. So many hunts are ruined before they ever begin when a hunter tries to get to or from a stand and deer are feeding nearby. By having this tall barrier between a travel route and the plot, movement can be made unnoticed.

Other uses are to plant small patches around the base of tripod stands that help break up the outline of the support legs. Another great use is to plant small patches where ground blinds will be placed later in the season. It is so simple to snug a ground blind in to the tall cover and the blind blends in so well it is hardly noticeable to the deer. This is great if you need to move a ground blind from one location to another without giving whitetails time to get accustomed to the unfamiliar sight. Also, this is a great mix to plant around an entire plot that is not being used as a kill plot but rather as a sanctuary type of plot. Deer will feel secure enough within the confines of Green Screen to stick around and gain the nutrients needed to grow big racks and put on the weight to make it through the winter.

A Great Kill Plot

Brassica Plus Food Plot is a great mix of brassicas with annual ryegrass mixed in. The added edition of ryegrass will provide forage for deer to eat while the brassicas are maturing. Without the ryegrass it is likely the brassicas would be devoured before growing to their full potential.

The great thing about Brassica Plus is that it can be planted in the spring which will yield a higher forage volume, or it can be planted in August which will result in a higher quality of food which makes this a great mix for an awesome kill plot.

Morning Hunt Tactics

Try not to hunt directly on the food source on a morning hunt. Deer are probably feeding nearby and what makes an early morning hunt so great is that the deer have not been pressured by hunters. Climbing in your stand that sits on the edge of the food plot is likely to alert deer that you are close. This is where knowing what trails deer are using comes into play. Through your summer scouting and the use of trail cameras, these trails should be well-known by now.

Hang a stand on a trail between the food source and a known bedding area like a swamp or thick ravine. It is a good idea to stay within 50 yards from the food source. Any further and you run the risk of getting too close to the bedding area. This technique will allow you to sneak in undetected. Another reason to hunt this far on the inside edge is to intercept bucks who want to go to bed a little early.

Travel routes to and from your stand are just as important as where you position your stand. Always keep the wind in play. If walking to your stand is going to spread your scent across the plot, do not hunt that stand. Always keep downwind of where the deer are feeding. Never cut across a food source to get to your morning stand. If you have to leave home thirty minutes earlier in order to get to your stand undetected, do it.

Evening Hunt Tactics

On an afternoon hunt you can often get away with hunting on the edge of a food plot. Try to position your stand about 15 yards downwind from the entry trail or funnel. Unpressured whitetails will feel safe enough to enter a food source with plenty of shooting light left. You might even get a crack at a deer walking the edge of the plot.

Something to consider though is your exit route when leaving the stand at dark if it is holding feeding deer. This is a great way to ruin a good spot. If the wind is good you should be able to leave undetected under the cover of darkness, just take it slow and easy.

There are so many opportunities for food plots. It is hard to mention them all, but these that we have mentioned work well. If you have always wanted to build a food plot but haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?

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Fall Food Plots Puts the Odds in Our Favor

Food plots have become the craze for the hunter wanting to grow and kill monster whitetails. Plots that were once no more than a quarter acre of land, today, are expensive, well-designed, and well managed acres and acres worth of food. Food plots can be made as small, or as big as you have the ground for and the varieties of plots that can be made seem endless.

The opportunity to plant a variety of seeds in different plots that will give wildlife every thing they want and need should be first and foremost on the minds of anyone serious about hunting whitetails and other game. There are several good seed mixes on the market, but these work well for our needs.

Ease of Planting

Deer Delight is a great seed for deer managers and hunters because of its unique properties. Because of the high protein levels in Deer Delight, deer are receiving everything they need during the fawning stage for does and the bucks are getting the nutrients they need to grow big racks that hunters will brag about.

The great thing about Deer Delight Food Plot is that it can be planted in the spring to bring deer and other wildlife in during the summer and it has the strength to keep wildlife on the plot well into late winter. When other food sources have dwindled to nothing during the winter months, Deer Delight will still be healthy and producing the food deer crave and need.

Added Security

There is a lot of talk of funneling deer and how man-made funnels can really put the odds in the hunter’s favor. Also, planned exit and entry routes to the stand are so important that they can often make or break a hunt. Especially when a food plot near a stand or blind is likely to be holding deer. These are just a couple things that the Green Screen Food Plot can help with.

Growing at heights to 14-feet, this seed mix is strong enough to last well into the winter when other similar plants are dying off. There are so many uses for this seed that it is hard to mention all of them.

A favorite thing to do is to create a funnel to a food plot. By planting Green Screen around a plot such as the Krunch N Munch Food Plot you end up with a tall barrier, but by going in and mowing a path you create an entry and exit route for the whitetails. This will often dictate the path deer will take to gain access to the food. Whitetails will almost always take the path of least resistance which in this case would be walking down the cut path rather than through the tall Green Screen. This makes it a lot easier to place a stand especially on plots where deer seem to enter and exit from every direction.

In some cases, Green Screen can be planted as a barrier that will allow a hunter to get to or from his stand undetected by sight. So many hunts are ruined before they ever begin when a hunter tries to get to or from a stand and deer are feeding nearby. By having this tall barrier between a travel route and the plot, movement can be made unnoticed.

Other uses are to plant small patches around the base of tripod stands that help break up the outline of the support legs. Another great use is to plant small patches where ground blinds will be placed later in the season. It is so simple to snug a ground blind in to the tall cover and the blind blends in so well it is hardly noticeable to the deer. This is great if you need to move a ground blind from one location to another without giving whitetails time to get accustomed to the unfamiliar sight. Also, this is a great mix to plant around an entire plot that is not being used as a kill plot but rather as a sanctuary type of plot. Deer will feel secure enough within the confines of Green Screen to stick around and gain the nutrients needed to grow big racks and put on the weight to make it through the winter.

A Great Kill Plot

Brassica Plus Food Plot is a great mix of brassicas with annual ryegrass mixed in. The added edition of ryegrass will provide forage for deer to eat while the brassicas are maturing. Without the ryegrass it is likely the brassicas would be devoured before growing to their full potential.

The great thing about Brassica Plus is that it can be planted in the spring which will yield a higher forage volume, or it can be planted in August which will result in a higher quality of food which makes this a great mix for an awesome kill plot.

Morning Hunt Tactics

Try not to hunt directly on the food source on a morning hunt. Deer are probably feeding nearby and what makes an early morning hunt so great is that the deer have not been pressured by hunters. Climbing in your stand that sits on the edge of the food plot is likely to alert deer that you are close. This is where knowing what trails deer are using comes into play. Through your summer scouting and the use of trail cameras, these trails should be well-known by now.

Hang a stand on a trail between the food source and a known bedding area like a swamp or thick ravine. It is a good idea to stay within 50 yards from the food source. Any further and you run the risk of getting too close to the bedding area. This technique will allow you to sneak in undetected. Another reason to hunt this far on the inside edge is to intercept bucks who want to go to bed a little early.

Travel routes to and from your stand are just as important as where you position your stand. Always keep the wind in play. If walking to your stand is going to spread your scent across the plot, do not hunt that stand. Always keep downwind of where the deer are feeding. Never cut across a food source to get to your morning stand. If you have to leave home thirty minutes earlier in order to get to your stand undetected, do it.

Evening Hunt Tactics

On an afternoon hunt you can often get away with hunting on the edge of a food plot. Try to position your stand about 15 yards downwind from the entry trail or funnel. Unpressured whitetails will feel safe enough to enter a food source with plenty of shooting light left. You might even get a crack at a deer walking the edge of the plot.

Something to consider though is your exit route when leaving the stand at dark if it is holding feeding deer. This is a great way to ruin a good spot. If the wind is good you should be able to leave undetected under the cover of darkness, just take it slow and easy.

There are so many opportunities for food plots. It is hard to mention them all, but these that we have mentioned work well. If you have always wanted to build a food plot but haven’t yet, what are you waiting for?

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8 New Year’s Resolutions for Deer Hunters

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Ep. 263: Reviewing Trends from the 2018 Whitetail Season

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Today is the final part of our two-part 2018 review and in this episode Spencer and I review trends and observations about the 2018 deer hunting season across the country. Subjects Discussed Revisiting a few of the big takeaways from…

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18 Baby Names Perfect for Your Little Outdoorsman

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If you’re expecting a baby boy this year, consider these 18 baby names that reflect the joy of the outdoors.

Are you expecting a baby boy in the future? Maybe you’re doing everything you can persuade your spouse to consider some baby names that are hunting or fishing-related.

Regardless of your situation, here are the best baby names for your future little outdoorsman. He will be cute, cuddly and rugged all at the same time. Many of these may need no explanation; however, some may need some investigating to get to the full meaning.

1. Hunter

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Okay, so this one is plain and simple, but it’s still a cute name for your little peanut.

2. Mariner

Mariner is a Celtic baby name meaning “lives by the sea.”

3. Bowman

Two words put together to make one unique name for your bundle of joy.

4. Remington

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Jessica Myers Photography

Not only is this just a name of one of the largest firearm manufacturers, but it’s quite the common first name for many boys born in the ’90’s.

5. Scout

“Hey Scout!” Not to be confused with Scott. Although I could see this being more of a nickname than a baby name. Either way, given this name, he’s bound to be on a journey full of adventure.

6. Colt

Has anyone ever seen the “3 Ninja’s” move series growing up? No? Well, one of the little ninjas was Colt and although you may not be having a ninja baby, if you are a cowboy or into horses or want to relate it to the revolver, this is a name for you new son.

7. Miles

The Latin meaning of ‘Miles’ is soldier. A soldier can be more than one who heads off to war, but someone who conquers challenges. Soldiers in our military are what allow us to hunt and fish and live with freedom so never to take away from the respect of our men and women who serve, many times hunters are soldiers.

Those who head out into the woods with a pack and a weapon, fighting the altitude, weather and terrain to hunt and harvest an animal of a lifetime too is much like a soldier, and Miles, well, Miles is a soldier.

8. Easton

Pronounced, spelled and sounding just like the archery arrow manufacturer, because that’s where we got it from.

9. Oakley

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This name is very unique and in some countries is a unisex name, for both girls and boys. There’s more to it than a fancy pair of sunglasses, as it’s true meaning is “A Field of Oak Trees”. Earth, nature and the outdoors, just where most fishermen and hunters like to spend their time.

10. Tanner

There are those who think immediately of the Tanner Family from Full House and if you weren’t, I may have just ruined it for you. If you’re still interested, when someone in taxidermy prepares an animal hide, they “tan” the hide. You little boy may just grow up to be the next best taxidermist with a very ironic first name for the job.

11. Dallas

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According to the Name Meaning Website, Dallas means “Wise, Meadow Stance.” I first thought of the name when my younger sister told me she was moving to Houston and instead of saying, “Congratulations! Good luck!” I said, “Awesome, make some friends who have hunting property!” Then I soon began searching the internet at places to hunt in Texas and many times found myself looking at flights into Dallas, TX.

I’m not sure why my mind thinks in this way, but regardless, if you name your newborn Dallas and he grows to have hunting property, don’t forget me and be sure to remember where the name idea came from!

12. Forrest/Forest

I like the double “r” here more than one, but however you spell it, let’s keep it related to the outdoors and not Forrest Gump! Your little one may not be a runner, but surely will love the outdoors if given the opportunity to.

13. Gauge

We understand the name “Double Barrel” or “Over-Under” wouldn’t suffice, and plus, Gauge just sounds like a really cool name. If you relate it to your shotgun or name your future son, Gauge is unique and a great name for the future outdoorsman.

14. Archer

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He may end up being more into firearms or fishing, but either way, Archer will be an outdoorsman and he will look good in that cute little camo onesie you got him for his ride home from the hospital.

15. Drake

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If you’re listening to the radio, you may be thinking of the hip-hop artist Drake, but I can assure you we’re relating this to the male duck, which happens to be the same name of your new little duckling.

16. Cam

Just because the term “String” and “Limb” didn’t work when we were naming parts of a compound bow. Cam. It’s got a nice ring to it.

17. Fletcher

So he may not grow up to own a pro shop and cut arrows, but he can always stand proud with the name Fletcher. Steer him into the right path, or flight, when the stork drops off your newborn.

18. Wyatt

This baby name has been popular this part year, signifying strength and bravery. Hunters and fisherman both go that extra mile for their adrenaline rush and harvest as they make their way against mother nature. They, like their parents, are strong minded and goal oriented and Wyatt, will be no different.

It’s not doubt if you are having a new baby, you have spent some time on the internet or in baby name books looking for that perfect match.

If you’re a couple who loves the outdoors or individually trying to convince your spouse to keep the name related to hunting or fishing, these are just a few to get you started. It may not be as easy as naming a puppy or kitten, but it will be as special if not more special.

Did you find one you like? Do you know someone who could use this list? Or is your very own name on this list? Be sure to comment and let us know if you have any more to add to the list as well.

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If you’re expecting a baby boy this year, consider these 18 baby names that reflect the joy of the outdoors.

Are you expecting a baby boy in the future? Maybe you’re doing everything you can persuade your spouse to consider some baby names that are hunting or fishing-related.

Regardless of your situation, here are the best baby names for your future little outdoorsman. He will be cute, cuddly and rugged all at the same time. Many of these may need no explanation; however, some may need some investigating to get to the full meaning.

1. Hunter

baby names 2016
Pinterest

Okay, so this one is plain and simple, but it’s still a cute name for your little peanut.

2. Mariner

Mariner is a Celtic baby name meaning “lives by the sea.”

3. Bowman

Two words put together to make one unique name for your bundle of joy.

4. Remington

baby names 2016
Jessica Myers Photography

Not only is this just a name of one of the largest firearm manufacturers, but it’s quite the common first name for many boys born in the ’90’s.

5. Scout

“Hey Scout!” Not to be confused with Scott. Although I could see this being more of a nickname than a baby name. Either way, given this name, he’s bound to be on a journey full of adventure.

6. Colt

Has anyone ever seen the “3 Ninja’s” move series growing up? No? Well, one of the little ninjas was Colt and although you may not be having a ninja baby, if you are a cowboy or into horses or want to relate it to the revolver, this is a name for you new son.

7. Miles

The Latin meaning of ‘Miles’ is soldier. A soldier can be more than one who heads off to war, but someone who conquers challenges. Soldiers in our military are what allow us to hunt and fish and live with freedom so never to take away from the respect of our men and women who serve, many times hunters are soldiers.

Those who head out into the woods with a pack and a weapon, fighting the altitude, weather and terrain to hunt and harvest an animal of a lifetime too is much like a soldier, and Miles, well, Miles is a soldier.

8. Easton

Pronounced, spelled and sounding just like the archery arrow manufacturer, because that’s where we got it from.

9. Oakley

baby names 2016
Pinterest

This name is very unique and in some countries is a unisex name, for both girls and boys. There’s more to it than a fancy pair of sunglasses, as it’s true meaning is “A Field of Oak Trees”. Earth, nature and the outdoors, just where most fishermen and hunters like to spend their time.

10. Tanner

There are those who think immediately of the Tanner Family from Full House and if you weren’t, I may have just ruined it for you. If you’re still interested, when someone in taxidermy prepares an animal hide, they “tan” the hide. You little boy may just grow up to be the next best taxidermist with a very ironic first name for the job.

11. Dallas

baby names 2016
Pinterest

According to the Name Meaning Website, Dallas means “Wise, Meadow Stance.” I first thought of the name when my younger sister told me she was moving to Houston and instead of saying, “Congratulations! Good luck!” I said, “Awesome, make some friends who have hunting property!” Then I soon began searching the internet at places to hunt in Texas and many times found myself looking at flights into Dallas, TX.

I’m not sure why my mind thinks in this way, but regardless, if you name your newborn Dallas and he grows to have hunting property, don’t forget me and be sure to remember where the name idea came from!

12. Forrest/Forest

I like the double “r” here more than one, but however you spell it, let’s keep it related to the outdoors and not Forrest Gump! Your little one may not be a runner, but surely will love the outdoors if given the opportunity to.

13. Gauge

We understand the name “Double Barrel” or “Over-Under” wouldn’t suffice, and plus, Gauge just sounds like a really cool name. If you relate it to your shotgun or name your future son, Gauge is unique and a great name for the future outdoorsman.

14. Archer

baby names 2016
Lullaby Lane Photography

He may end up being more into firearms or fishing, but either way, Archer will be an outdoorsman and he will look good in that cute little camo onesie you got him for his ride home from the hospital.

15. Drake

baby names 2016
Pinterest

If you’re listening to the radio, you may be thinking of the hip-hop artist Drake, but I can assure you we’re relating this to the male duck, which happens to be the same name of your new little duckling.

16. Cam

Just because the term “String” and “Limb” didn’t work when we were naming parts of a compound bow. Cam. It’s got a nice ring to it.

17. Fletcher

So he may not grow up to own a pro shop and cut arrows, but he can always stand proud with the name Fletcher. Steer him into the right path, or flight, when the stork drops off your newborn.

18. Wyatt

This baby name has been popular this part year, signifying strength and bravery. Hunters and fisherman both go that extra mile for their adrenaline rush and harvest as they make their way against mother nature. They, like their parents, are strong minded and goal oriented and Wyatt, will be no different.

It’s not doubt if you are having a new baby, you have spent some time on the internet or in baby name books looking for that perfect match.

If you’re a couple who loves the outdoors or individually trying to convince your spouse to keep the name related to hunting or fishing, these are just a few to get you started. It may not be as easy as naming a puppy or kitten, but it will be as special if not more special.

Did you find one you like? Do you know someone who could use this list? Or is your very own name on this list? Be sure to comment and let us know if you have any more to add to the list as well.

NEXT: 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER MARRY A HUNTER

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