You can add to your thought process: plant for nutrition/harvest?? Also, try to plant something that matures differently than the mast foods. Deer need early protien for lactation and antler growth so early food like clover, chickory. Fall plots like brassicas are hit after the first frost when the sugar peaks in the plant. Other plants like corn, soybeans, wheat, ect. may require more extensive equipment. Soil samples are a must as you will only waste valuable $$ to see nothing grow. Like ronn said, shaps of the plots can affect success. Plots close to bedding or dense areas may pull deer in better than plots out in a open field at least in shooting hours. There are plot plants for low ph soils otherwise you will need a lot of lime put down and there are several types of lime to use. Check in to the Wildlife institute web site and you will learn how to do it right. Good luck.