It started out as an idea in my head and a brushy patch of ground, then eventually with time, sweat and muscle it transformed. From a barren patch of earth sprung new life and great possibility. The possibility of a beautiful food plot is now coming to life to as my hard work this summer is finally paying off in the form of a lush green carpet sprawling across my property.

A month and a half ago, with the help of a few friends, I was able to put in my largest food plot to date on my new piece of property. This small hunting plot is comprised of Whitetail Institute No-Plow on the south side, and Whitetail Institute Tall Tine Turnips and Winter Greens on the north. And with that combination, I’ve got an attractive food source available from October straight through January.

As you can see from the pictures here, the deer are already starting to flock to my plot and I plan on finally taking advantage of that this weekend. I have yet to hunt my food plot, although I set a friend of mine there, and he saw deer every night. So now it’s my turn and I plan on taking my first doe of the year from my little hidey hole and I can’t wait. As you can see, the food plot has definitely grown into a beautiful sprawl of lush, green food. But I aim to add a little red to the picture this weekend.

In a day or two, this little piece of land will continue its evolution. From a food plot, to a killing plot.

For more information about the food plots I’ve planted, visit the Whitetail Institute of North America.