Defensive Food Plotting

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Sometimes, succeeding with warm-season food plots involves keeping deer out.
By Lindsay Thomas Jr.

It’s late winter, and food plot managers are turning their thoughts toward spring and summer plantings. For many managers this brings up an important question: how do you establish warm-season annual crops like cowpeas, soybeans and lablab before the deer can wipe them out? The answer to this question usually involves both population management and food plot management. On the food plot management side of the equation, QDMA has tested many of the best options for protecting warmseason legumes until they are ready to withstand browse pressure and found success with all of them.

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