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It’s time to refresh clover patches

Food plots have critical periods, with some parts of the year more important than others. In the spring, herbaceous and woody plants end their dormancy and begin competing for available nutrients, sunlight and space. The race is on, and land managers must have their food plots prepared to unleash their full potential for providing healthy nutrition for wildlife.Read More...
March 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

Chicory should be food-plot staple

The major planting season in the Carolinas for warm-season food plots generally is April through early May. But unlike other warm-season plantings, March provides ideal conditions to establish a protein-rich stand of chicory that will be adored by deer and other wildlife species.Read More...
February 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Buffers eliminate deer disturbance

The southeastern states offer deer hunters an extended period to pursue their trophies. With the hunting season spanning the entire mating ritual, consistent disturbance becomes a real issue for deer and hunters.Read More...
January 25, 2011 at 11:56 am

Improve the forest: cut some trees!

New Year’s Day is one of the most dreaded days on the calendar. Thousands of deer hunters out there spend long hours perched high above the ground, sitting motionless, awaiting the presence of a large-racked beast in their sights. By sundown, it will be all over for some, but for the real deer hunter, the effort never ends.Read More...
December 22, 2010 at 10:31 am

Create temporary buck sanctuaries

The majority of deer hunters in North Carolina and South Carolina enjoy some of the longest seasons in the entire country. In South Carolina’s Lowcountry, lucky hunters have already had the opportunity to draw blood for more than 100 consecutive days by Dec. 1.Read More...
November 29, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Clover patches need November fertilizing

November means business for the majority of deer hunters. With the rut peaking and cool weather settling in, few hunters consider food-plot management or improvement something to schedule this month as they focus on maximizing their time in the deer stand. But choice food plots need attention after heavy activity and browsing this month, with clover in desperate need of nutrient replenishment.Read More...
October 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm

They’re after me Lucky Charms again!

Cultivating a rich stand of clover will pull deer from afar to feast on this magically delicious legume.Read More...
September 29, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Food-plot success is hard work

Typically, wildlife move back and forth to the best and most-available emerging food sources throughout the year. Luckily, wildlife across the Carolinas has a steady supply of agriculture crops for the taking.Read More...
August 24, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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