Apr 8, 2019
This is Huntin' Land, the podcast for the Landowner
and the Land hunter. With how to's for habitat management and land
investment, if you're a landowner or dream of owning land, you
don't want to miss this show.
On this episode, we're talking about Spring Food Plots
for Deer and Turkey. We go in-depth with Daniel Bumgarner of
Wildlife Management Solutions to discover a lot we didn't know
about planting summer and spring food plots for deer and
First, we'll start with why:
As they relate to Deer and Turkeys, why should we plant Spring
Are hunters planting enough spring and summer food
Then the When:
When is the optimal for planting?
When should we make soil amendments?
If we amend, do we need to wait to plant or can we do all of
that in a weekend?
Then We'll get into the what:
What conditions should we look for in weather and soil?
What types of plants thrive in the spring and summer?
What plants make good perennials? Is Spring time the right
time to plant them?
Next the Where:
Where should we plant?
Does spring food plot size matter?
Should we plant our Spring plots where we plant our fall
What about Bowhunters? Can we plant something that we can
leave growing through early archery season and then replant with
cool season plants just before rifle season?
Last we'll cover the how:
How does WMS determine what seeds to blend together in a
How do you guys determine the right amount of seed for your
How can a hunter insure the best germination?
Thanks for listening. If you'd like to talk to Daniel
at Wildlife Management Solutions and get more information on their
spring food plots for deer and Turkeys, reach out to them at