Archive for November, 2012
Improve Your Hunting Game with New Ways to Attract Deer
Most hunters know that whether you have a large number of deer in your herd or not, attracting and holding them in your area is the tricky part. In the past, hunters relied on the age old tactic of putting out food such as carrots, beets and corn to attract deer. However, with the new legislation which went into effect last fall, Michigan hunters have had to become more creative with how they bring in the herd. Food plots have been the answer.
A Growing Trend
Food plots are areas of land which are planted with the intention to attract, hold, and supplement the natural browse of deer and other game. Hunters create food plots by planting seeds such as clover, oats, rye grass, and brassica’s. Food plots have been around for some time and have increased in popularity over the last several years. Recent months have seen even greater spikes in the food plot market. Evolved Harvest, a company with one of the most comprehensive assortment of seed blends on the market, attributes this is to a variety of reasons. “People are looking for every advantage, says Evolved Harvest. “Most are attempting to draw them in, or hold them in a certain area, but the bottom line is that food plots work.”
Beating the Ban
Although Michigan has eliminated the ability to put out food to attract deer, food plots are not affected by the state’s legislation. With food plots getting the thumbs up from the DNR, hunters across the state have started growing plots hoping to gain every advantage they can in the woods. The results speak for themselves. The deer come in, they hold up near their high protein food source and hunters across the state have been reaping the benefits.
User Friendly and Effective
Most hunters are familiar with how well food plots work, but some are still intimidated by the thought of actually planting them. Some say I’ve never planted, or I don’t have the equipment. However, as long as you do your homework, understand the area you’re planting, and select a blend that will work in your situation you are going to be amazed at how effective a food plot can be.
Seed for Healthy Herds
For the most diverse blend of seeds on the market, hunters can turn to Evolved Harvest. This company prides itself on its seed blends, which are mixed to provide the herd with a variety of plant types to choose from. Some of Evolved Harvest’s most popular blends are Throw and Gro®, a No-Till plot which grows fast and is easy to maintain, and ShotPlot®, a blend composed of Forage Rape and Turnip Brassicas. “Most of our Harvest blends are so user friendly,” says Evolved Harvest. “If you can just rake the area to get good seed to soil contact the rest is up to Mother Nature. This is perfect for that hard to reach area.” This blend grows extremely fast as well; it can grow up to 24 inches in just 45 days, and will take you deep into the season.
Grow em Up!
Food plots have quickly become one of the most satisfying ways for a hunter to attract and hold the deer in their area. For good reasons, nearly every T.V. show and professional you see has been telling the consumers to put in food plots. This is because food plots provide a high protein supplemental food source for your deer herd and is critical to increasing weight, body mass, antlers, and overall herd health. Evolved Harvest takes this very seriously and continues to provide the highest quality of seed blends available. For more information feel free to look them up on the web at www.evolved.com. In the meantime good luck to all of you with your food plots, and we wish you luck in the coming season.
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