Brassicas make good food plots for white-tailed deer in the fall. A lot of hunters have been using them successfully for deer for decades while others have little to no experience planting brassicas. That may change. We’ve just got news that Heartland Wildlife, makers of industry-leading food plot seeds, minerals, attractants and deer feed, has expanded its lineup of seed blends with Rack Maker Brassicas and Rack Maker Extreme.
Planting Brassicas to Plots for Deer Hunting
Rack Maker Brassicas is a blend of hybrid brassicas, forage rape and purple-top turnips—a blend that’s also found in Rack Maker Extreme and Heartland’s Secret Weapon. The food plot blend is designed to attract and hold white-tailed deer into late fall and early winter for late-season hunting, and it provides an excellent source of energy to help deer get through cold, long winters.
It’s been stated that the versatility of this brassicas blend allows it to be added to other plot mixes to extend the growing period and increase the attraction power. And because Rack Maker Brassicas sprouts and grows rapidly, it can also be used as a cover crop over a perennial mix.
Brassicas for Fall and Winter
Rack Maker Extreme is engineered to be planted to early fall plots to serve as a late fall/early winter hunting plot, yet it will remain palatable to deer after the hunting seasons have ended due to frost-tolerant ingredients that offer a different peak attraction period, providing deer activity through all hunting seasons. A calculated blend of winter oats, winter rye and forage soybeans—and the Rack Maker Brassicas mix—creates unmatched attraction power.
For more information about Rack Maker Brassicas and Rack Maker Extreme for fall and winter foo plots, or to see all of their wildlife products, check out the Heartland Wildlife website. Good deer hunting does not just happen. It takes planning, habitat management and proper food resources. Thick, green food plots also help hold deer tight.
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