Anyone who can reach the specific areas that are meant for private hunting can indulge into trophy whitetail hunting or trophy elk hunting. Both whitetail and elks are rare species of deer that fall prey to many hunters across the areas where they are found. One common technique for hunting or even fishing is luring the animal or fish with food. Thus, using food plots is considered among the common practices for hunting whitetails. Food plot is a type of crop that deer like to eat, but this doesn’t mean that it is easy to trap deer without proper experience. There are vital steps that are required to be carried out regarding agricultural attributes of food plot and that include proper planning and hard labor. Only adequate arrangements can result in trophy whitetail hunts. Trophy hunting requires special clothing and equipment such as bow and arrow or rifles. It is best to have camouflage clothing to blend in with the foliage.
In the first step of planning, you need to find out the right area where you can site the food plot. Locations close to water or where deer takes rest are definitely good choices. Usual places where deer finds food is not a bad option either. It is not enough to plant only one food plot, try planting more so that deer can get maximum dietary according to seasonal variety. You have to think about the convenient places where whitetail deer can come around.
Now, you have to consider about putting the food plot in order. There should not be any bushes in the plot and hence it is your first responsibility to clean up the shrubs, if any. Remember that the food plot can get affected by weeds and hence you need to make use of right herbicide, but do check its toxicity level. Now, you have to cut foliage and let it get dry.
Now, you have to deal with the planting process of the food plot. Get a seed drill and get prepared to cut the sod. You can also use a disc for the purpose. The sod must be untied properly by repeatedly crossing the plot. After that, it is now the time for plowing and here you will get good help from the untied sods. After plowing properly, the reversed sod and furrows are to be left for drying for seven day minimum. After a week, again you have to cut, but now, only the dried sod. After cutting, properly level the plot.
Finally, it is the time for planting food plots for deer. Crops, grass seed, clovers, rye, etc are some of favorites of deer. Spread the seed thoroughly with hand or by using spreader. After spreading the sees, cover them just a little bit so that deer gets a natural feeling. Best time to sow the food plots is spring and winter as they grow up as juicy greens that whitetails love.
This is one of the best techniques to deal with, before the hunting season arrives.