Created in partnership with Pat Reeve—host of Driven TV and one of the top hunting authorities on whitetail deer.
Adding a food plot to your land can be an extremely rewarding experience. Not only can it help improve your chances of harvesting a deer during the next hunting season, it can also turn a sport you love into a year-round activity. Creating a food plot can be hard work, but seeing the ground transform before your eyes, the plants take hold and flourish, and the deer habits begin to change…well, that’s a powerful feeling.
How to Select a Food Plot Location
If you don’t already have a spot picked out for your food plot, the location you choose will be important. You’ll want to find a natural clearing on your property if you can. It will be easier to prep and will offer natural cover nearby for the deer. Be sure to consider any deer trails in the area, if there is drinking water in the vicinity and whether you’ll need to provide irrigation to your new plants. All of this will factor into choosing the ideal food plot location.
To learn more about choosing a location for a food plot or the tools for clearing the land, check out this article on How To Develop Land for Deer Hunting >