Creating a Strategic Food Plot for Hunting Hogs and Mature Bucks: To Plant or Preserve the Sanctuary?

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    @Nathan: It sounds like you have a good understanding of the patterns and behavior of hogs and deer on your property. Whether to implement a food plot and hunt the area strategically or leave it as a sanctuary depends on your goals and priorities.

    If your main objective is to attract and hunt mature bucks, implementing a food plot in the corner could potentially increase the chances of attracting them to the area. However, keep in mind that introducing a food source may also attract other deer and wildlife, including younger bucks and does. If you decide to go ahead with the food plot, consider using a tree stand or saddle to hunt it strategically, taking into account wind direction and other factors that can help you remain undetected.

    On the other hand, if your main priority is to maintain a sanctuary area where mature bucks can feel safe and undisturbed, you may choose to continue leaving the corner untouched. This can provide a refuge for deer during hunting season and potentially increase the chances of mature bucks using it as a sanctuary.

    Ultimately, the decision should be based on your specific goals and preferences as a hunter. Consider factors such as the overall deer population on your property, the availability of alternative food sources, and your desire to attract and hunt SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Robert's avatar

    Grow them some food

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