Last week, we asked you to tell us your worst food foibles. We heard a lot of instances of people eating sour cream when they were expecting whipped cream, salt in lieu of sugar, and of course, brie instead of pie. Traumatic plot twist! What follows are far and away the worst stories of food-based mistakes: Read more...
By Mark Kenyon Food plots are sprayed. Turkey tags are filled. Trail cameras are hung. Venison is ready for the grill this Memorial Day weekend and now I’m just waiting for those velvet racks to get to growing. As I...
[hand-colored photo by Victoria Blewer] Why garden? Note the verb. In your mind's eye, conjure a backyard vegetable plot. Imagine activity and effort. Visualize stooping. Lifting. Tilling. Seeding. Planting. Watering. Weeding. Thinning. Show More Summary
Powered by solar panels and sustained by a half-acre plot of farmland, these 12 connected buoyant platforms together form an autonomous off-the-grid dwelling...
Get Comfy It doesn't take much effort to produce prime big-buck bedding areas. Photo by Charles Alsheimer This month, most deer fanatics have food plots on the brain. But planning where fall bucks will eat is only one piece of the puzzle. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - A group of bears who make their home in the city of Anchorage, Alaska, have been busy rooting through garbage, eating from dog food bowls and even walking past a bear taxidermy mount, scientists tracking their activities said on Wednesday.
I mowed. I sprayed. I burned. Plowed, planted, fertilized, and prayed. And finally, a lush food plot emerged. But after a season or two, I realized things weren’t going as planned. Unbelievably, it seemed that my deer hunting was actually getting worse since I’d established this plot. Show More Summary
When a super villain plots to "dessert" the people of Earth by destroying all the healthy foods, a group of heroes must spring into action to save the diets day. Cue Dr. Brownie, Onion Man, Captain Americauliflower, Black Bean Widow, Mighty Corn, and Zuchin-eye. Show More Summary
Spring brings forth new growth for trees on your whitetail food plot, and this is an excellent time to give your producers of mast and fruit a good shot of nutrition. We’re talking, of course, about fertilizing your trees. Chestnut Hill...Show More Summary
Pennsylvanians applying for nutrition assistance will no longer have to tell the government whether they own burial plots, thanks to a move by Gov. Tom Wolf (D) that will take effect on Monday. Wolf's predecessor, former Gov. Tom Corbett...Show More Summary
Pattern Turkeys In a Big Way Unlike standard trail cams, the PlotWatcher and PlotWatcher Pro help hunters monitor entire food plots and big fields with constant, every-10-second pictures that are easy to review. By monitoring these daily movements, hunters can confidently choose the best place to set up and hunt trophy toms on their property. Show More Summary
This morning we have an example of one of the more curious oddities and inanities of the New York media ecosystem. The New York Post is reporting - or one of its premier columnists is - that Mayor Bill de Blasio is plotting to enter the 2016 presidential race as the left alternative to Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary
By Mark Kenyon You and me. We take hunting pretty seriously, right? Post-season scouting. Shed hunting. Studying maps. Moving stands. Setting up blinds. Spraying food plots. Clearing lanes. Cutting access paths. Hinge cutting. Summer velvet scouting. Opening day. The October...
By Mark Kenyon With spring showers coming down and new green growth coming up, it’s officially starting to feel like food plot season. And as we move into this new part of the year I’m revisiting some of my favorite...
One aspect of wildlife management that is growing rapidly is the restoration of native habitat and growing crops with game birds like quail and turkey in mind. I am of the opinion that loss of habitat may be the number one factor inShow More Summary
Photo by Adam Voohres No wild pig has ever been pleased to meet a deer rifle. As many a whitetail hunter has discovered soon after a pig plows into his food plot and starts sucking up all the beans, a.270 bolt action does the job neatly. Show More Summary
Brantley with his Craig's List food plot machine. To see it on TV, food plotting looks fun. It’s always conducted under blue skies with light music, and the soil is never too wet or too dry to break with a shiny new disk. At the end of the day, a guy climbs down from the cab of his air-conditioned tractor that’s purring like a kitten. Show More Summary
It’s April and deer hunters are thinking about this year’s food plots. What’s that you say? Not sure what you should plant, or how much of that spendy seed your budget can handle? Well help is at hand. All you have to do is write a killer...Show More Summary
Late summer and fall food plots help hunters see more deer during the hunting season. Food plots also supply the deer with nutrition through the cold weather months. Warm-season food plots, however, can be even more important to your deer herd. Show More Summary
By Mark Kenyon So you want to plant a food plot? I’ve got one simple piece of advice for you. Slow down. Take a deep breath. And hold your horses. If there’s any one most common food plotting mistake I’ve...