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Let the sun shine in

With deer season creeping up, it’s time for food plotters to scratch out a plan and make any last-minute changes before the seeds go in the dirt. 

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August 05 at 9:00 am
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Map out your know-how

It may be July, but it is never too early to prepare for the opening of deer season. From developing a cool-season food-plot plan and hanging tree stands to studying the landscape and travel corridors, diehard whitetail enthusiasts can make the best of their summer preparing for the 2017 season. 

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July 05 at 9:00 am
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Time to lock up leases

The days for sitting in an elevated perch overlooking a green garden of tasty treats or a highly-traveled bottleneck will soon be a normal afternoon delight for outdoorsmen in the Carolinas. Deer season is just a few months away, with even less time available for preparation to make that opening week one for the books. 

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June 05 at 9:00 am
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Sunn hemp: A sand save?

Over the past few years, a lesser-known agriculture seed choice has appeared as a better option for reviving poor sites for farmers across the Deep South. Hunters looking for a more successful option for increasing soil fertility and creating a high-protein fuel source should consider planting sunn hemp this spring in food plots.

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May 05 at 9:00 am
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Choose plot seeds wisely

As the trees, shrubs, and grasses explode into bright, green foliage this month, the dark and dreary landscape erupts with life, a quick reminder of the arrival of spring planting season. With soil temperatures beginning to rise, April is the time to begin spring planting.

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April 05 at 9:00 am
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Avoid planting mistakes

The spring planting season brings a heightened level of responsibility for the person in charge of producing top-quality, warm-season food plots. Deer, turkey and other wildlife benefit immensely from well-prepared plots with high yields. Food plots offer nutrition for deer and turkeys and their new arrivals, as fawns and poults are born and raised in the spring and early summer. But many food plots that don’t get off to a good start will quickly falter, resulting in poor performance and lack of use by targeted species, and that equates to wasted money and loss of benefits for wildlife. 

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March 05 at 9:00 am
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Controlled fire is a tool

Fire has a bad connotation when it’s discussed, possibly because so many lives and so much personal property have been lost to it. When not contained or controlled, fire can be devastating. 

Even though fire can bring death and destruction, controlled fires in a rural setting on hunting properties is beneficial on several levels. Whether you’re trying to grow a premium stand of timber or a lush food plot, winter burns promote soil productivity and provide the necessary components for vigorous growth in the plant world. When soils improve, target plant life flourishes and wildlife are on the receiving end. It’s a win-win situation for both the landowner and the wildlife. 

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February 05 at 9:00 am
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Try winter frost-seeding

Even though natural food sources can provide them with adequate nutrition, most deer fail to receive a full complement of groceries in the wild to produce the characteristics hunters look for in a premium herd. If hunters are fully involved in their wildlife properties, food plots should comprise of around five percent of the total land cover, and food needs to be available year around. 

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January 05 at 9:00 am
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