- What to Plant for Attracting Deer?
eat almost anything green with nice tender young growth. I have yet to find anything that
I plant for myself that deer will refuse and put forth the best efforts to reach; short of
tall or electric fences
and if you plant it they will
come. The encroachment of homes and more and more land being taken away from wildlife
makes many a garden an "all you can eat" buffet just waiting to happen. In these
closer contact areas food plots have to be designed for attraction of the most favorite
foods possible. Deer are like humans and if they can get dessert the weeds just don't
taste as good. Regions that are still inhabited by larger wilderness areas can offer food
plots as the enticement needed just to get a look at the more elusive of the deer
Nature's banquet might have been short changed by the weather or other
natural occurrences and food plots offer supplemental approaches to the nutrition and
health of all wildlife species. Many more parks and areas that are heavily visited by
wildlife enthusiasts are using food plots to get the wildlife "nearer" and
still maintain the freedom of the wild. Food plots let humans enjoy the experience without
disrupting the lives of the animals.
Zoos are not the ideal way to visit most of the
non-threatening wildlife in the most natural locale but many person would never see a live
animal if they didn't exist and they know the importance of supplying nutritional
food to keep the animals as healthy as possible. Deer travel in small groups several
miles searching for the different types of plants that the season offers. Types of
minerals, salts and water are found along the way. Food plots add to the diversity of
natural vegetation that may not be in abundance or of poor quality that year.
Deer food plots can be planted from vetches, deer tongue and herbs that
contain oils in the leaves and the scent can draw them from a distance. Beans, peas,
clovers, sorghums, millets, ryes, grasses, almost any kind of vegetation similar to
these can be planted to attract deer. Trees that fruit, produce acorns, berry producers,
berry bushes, weed seeds that grow regionally, al this and more can be planted to attract
deer to food plots.
- Growing a wild tomorrow!
Wildlifeseeds.com to check out several of the seed mixes and pure
strain seeds that Seedland sells & recommends for Deer conservation
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