Top 10 Factors in Harvesting a Large Buck

John’s Top 10 Ways to Harvest a Large Buck 10) Reduce the need for “compensatory gain” If bucks are depleted from the previous season, more of the nutrients and nutrition during new antler development will be to rebuild back body reserves. This affects antler redevelopment. 9) Reduce travel distances Every step from bedding to water to food increases a deer’s maintenance requirements. It also increased the exposure to predation. You want to have multiple sources of each, positioning them near each other. 8) Have 365-day forages. If you always have something preferred, there will be less reason for a deer to leave your property. Stockpiling forage is art and easier said than done. 7) Have 365

Connecting The Dots

Connecting the Dots The average food plotter understands the importance of having their soil in the proper pH range, but they don’t understand why. Even if one has a lower pH, that will not have a dramatic effect on seed germination and early growth. Where low pH really comes into play is around 3-5 weeks post planting. That seed will get out of the ground and start rooting down, but it will not be able to effectively utilize the nutrients in the soil. What you typically see is stunted growth. Yes, you will get growth, but you might only see one ton of forage dry matter per acre on a blend that typically produces over two ton. Another area of concern would be plant nutrients. If your forages

10 Steps to Making Your Food Plots More Attractive to Deer

.No matter what one plants in a food plot the seed you plant has only a small role in a deer's attraction to it. You as a food plotter can tilt the table in your favor to achieve success. Here are basic concepts to apply. 1) pH. Proper pH ranges affect nutrient utilization. If your soil is out of the 6.0-7.0 pH range, plant forages that tolerate being out of that range. 2) Fertilize according to the forages you plant. You need to have a yield goal for the forage blend and an understanding of that forage blends average nutrient composition. Without that you are only guessing. 3) Raise your levels of organic matter. Low soil organic matter levels reduce water holding capacity, nutrient holding

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