Re: best food for Deer?
Clover and winter wheat is what we usually plant they eat it crazy fast as well. If it is legal use feeders with either shelled corn or protein pellets, we have to about every yr because of sever droughts past few yrs we cant keep our plots growing, by the end of Aug and early Sept they've dug them up by the roots. I've tried a few of the blends as well, best thing I've found is a mix of clover, oats and turnips. They all grow at different rates and have the goodies the deer need to stay healthy. In ky we can only feed corn or protein about a month before bow season which is Aug and a month after around 1st of Feb. Check with your local biologist and agriculture guys, they'll be able to give you better guidance for what the deer actually need at various times of the yr. And what will grow best, there are some that will grow great, some decent and some not at all depending on soil quality. We get soil samples every yr, using a ph tester from the local garden supply place and we fertilize accordingly. We've tried several "test" packs from different companies having been overly impressed with any for the price. We can buy 100lb of all the seed we mix together for around the price 100lb of premixed stuff costs.