Last fall my 2 acre food plot at Deer Pond didn’t turn out so well... which was pretty discouraging. My Bell Place food plot was great! Deer Pond is doing the best this spring with the most deer tracks.
One of the best ways to measure exactly how much the wildlife is consuming is a tip I mentioned last year - using a growth cage. While it can be hard to tell how a food plot is doing day-to-day, this growth cage helps give a visual of the growth. In case you missed that blog, the cage is just a small fenced in area that keeps wildlife from eating the growth inside the cage. The height of the growth inside the cage is simply compared to the growth outside the cage. You can construct the cage out of any material, just keep in mind that wire or mesh will help keep rodents out. I would recommend the cage being about 4-5 feet high and 2-3 feet in diameter.
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