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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-31-2011, 08:53 PM
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I have a small plot land to hunt only 40 acres, can you do too much to attract deer?
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I have a small plot land to hunt only 40 acres, can you do too much to attract deer?

It really depends on what's on your land? is there a water source? wooded areas? it all depends... is the land flat or full of drawls? If I had only 40 acres I would plant a small food plot on probably 5-10 acres of it. But I would be careful to make sure I still had plenty of timber to hunt out of. I've seen before where guys darn near clear their whole land off just for food plots then they're hurting for timber to put a stand in! now, what to plant, that's another story. If you do 10 acres, you may plant some wheat or buck oaks,,, something the deer are going to eat late in the season. If you only do 5 acres, you may think about somethign like turnips. I like turnips and I plant them in late august... but I only plant about 1 acre on my prop.

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Think about the shape of the food plot. For instance, instead of a simple square plot, make it a golf fairway look with a dog leg leading to bedding areas with-in the woods. Connect the food plot to a natural bottleneck the the deer already use.
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I have a small plot land to hunt only 40 acres, can you do too much to attract deer?
You can never do too much the only thing you have to be careful of is over-crowding the land with your presence too often.
Limit the amount of time you spend in the woods and Be sure you allow the deer time to relax between your visits.
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