Thursday, September 22, 2011
Deer: Food Plot to Kitchen Pot
Deer season approaches so we are prepping to bring in the tasty little guys. I've discovered that deer is so much better, not as fatty or gristly as beef, in fact it's my meat of choice from spaghetti sauce to tacos. This year we're going all out to get a few since it will be our meat source for the winter- both healthy and economical!
Our neighbor, Rick, decided to make a couple of food plots with his tractor and this spring tooth harrow that breaks up the soil in preparation for planting.
You can see what the property looked like to start. This is my brother-in-law's land, next to ours. He hasn't moved in yet so it was a great place to create the plot.
The harrow does a pretty good job.
Rick selected the seed.
We have a tree stand located not too far away.
A battery operated feeder is placed along the deer path that runs behind our house.
The new gravity feeders will be placed accordingly. Due to our state laws, we will have to remove the feeders before actually hunting, but they will get the deer interested in the area in the meantime.
This is hopefully the end result- Deer: from Plot to Pot!