The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 17, 2013

Food plots attract deer

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Now is the time for deer enthusiasts in the state to gear up for hunting season.

Dwayne Elmore, Oklaho-ma State University Cooper-ative Extension wildlife specialist, said planting a food plot is one tool to consider.

“A food plot is an agricultural planting that is done to attract wildlife,” said Elmore.

Planting annuals like winter wheat or rye are cost-effective and are well-adapted to the Oklahoma climate.

“If you’re objective is to only attract animals for harvest it probably doesn’t need to be very large, maybe an acre or two acres, at the most,” said Elmore.