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Wildlife Food Plot Seed
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Wildlife Food Plot Seed

The essential requirements for virtually any wild animal needs are the same; food, water, and shelter. Managed food plots greatly improves wildlife habitats by providing larger quantities of nutritious foods, usually in the form of managed herbaceous openings or cultivated plots. Generally, food plots should be irregular in shape (preferably linear) and strategically placed throughout an area to provide diversity and edge. As you consider your proposed site, give some thought to the size of your food plot. Your plot can be any size, but it should be large enough to be functional for wildlife. To be effective, your plot should be at least 1,000 square feet. No more than 1/4 to 1/2 acre of food plot is usually needed for each 20 acres of land. If your food plot is expected to provide winter cover, then plots of an acre or more are necessary.

The SWCD sells wildlife food plot seed; a variety mix of buckwheat, millet & milo. Each bag covers roughly 1/4 acre at a cost of $5 per bag.

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