Historically, most food plots were planted with small grains in the late-summer or early-fall. These food plots were planted primarily to attract deer to the gun or bow during hunting season.
Food plots now are an integral part of many intensive deer habitat management programs. Today, more and more deer hunters and deer managers plant food plots for reasons other than hunting. Regardless of the intended purpose, planning and preparing for planting food plots for deer ahead of time provide the most benefit for your investment.