The Future of Food Plotting
Food plots play a vital role in land management. Animals seek areas with sufficient nutrition and will return to the same food source each year. Food plotting turns your property into a magnet for deer and other game.
Traditionally, seed and ground foliage crops are planted annually. This requires money, time, and toil to replant every year. Shrubs and foliage provide limited nutritional value.
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we think about food plotting in a different way. We find the best, long-lasting results come from planting certain trees, not shrubs or ground foliage.
Food plot trees like the Dunstan Chestnut™, pear, and persimmon have proven to permanently increase the carrying capacity of your land. Nut and fruit mast trees provide significantly greater nutritional value than annual grasses and shrubs. Food plot trees are the best long term strategy for attracting game to your land.
Trees require one planting and provide nutrients for generations of wildlife without the cost and effort of replacement. Animal eating habits can vary from season to season, but by planting hard and soft mast you can sustain your wildlife’s nutritional needs throughout the year. That’s why Chestnut Hill Outdoors provides specific tree varieties with varying early and late drop times, ensuring that necessary nutrients are available in any given season.
With less access to public land every year [Before finalizing this, I want to talk to Steve Bartylla about the accuracy of this statement, and a better way to communicate the need for private land hunting], attracting wildlife to your land is more important than ever. Tree food plots provide a longer-lasting, lower-labor, and more attractive alternative to shrubs and foliage. More bang for your buck. More wildlife to admire – and more bucks to bag.