Deer Habitat Mixes
Deer need food , water and cover. So many people focus on hinge cutting trees and there is a time and place for that. Another part of the cover equation can be native grasses, forbs and pollinator mixes. These are solid perennial options, not just for bedding cover for deer but upland game birds as well. If you look at doing a pollinator mix, it also gives one bio diversity and some forbs for deer forage. You are also creating a good environment for birds as well as bees.
Here is four products G.R.O sells online.
Pheasant and Deer Mix
Minimum of 8 PLS lbs/acre of native grasses and 4 PLS oz/acre of forbs
Contains big blue stem, little blue steam, indingrass, side oats grama,Virginia Wild Rye, Bundleflower, Purple Prairie Clover, Partridge peas, white prairie clover, Black Eyes Susan and Culver's Root.
Minimum of 7 PLS lbs/acre of native grasses and 16 PLS oz/acre of forbs
Minimum of 35 seeds/sq ft
Maximum of 70% grasses by population
Little Blue Stem, Big Blue Stem, Switchgrass, Blue Grama, Purple Prairie Clover, Partridge peas, white prairie clover, Black Eyes Susan and Culver's Root, Stiff Goldenrod, Gray Headed Coneflower, Smooth Blue Aster, Golden Alexanders, Wild Bergamont, Fox glove Penstemm, Great Blue Lobielaa, Narrowleaf Mountain Mint.