Hi guys, Josh Bowmar here from Bowmar Bowhunting.
Today I am going to share some of my new farm strategies with you. We recently bought a piece of land, and we are in the process of preparing it for deer season. These Bowmar Bowhunting tips don’t just apply to a new farm. If you are looking to change up your strategy for deer season, or what you have going on isn’t currently working, this is for you! Let’s get into the strategies!
What we have here is an old field, possibly an old cow pasture. It is extremely overgrown and nasty. It is full of a bunch of crap that doesn’t make it ideal for food plots.
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We brought our equipment in and got it all cleared out. This particular location is great for big bucks. There is a huge section of timber behind us.
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This timber funnels the deer in because there are a few swamps on our property where the deer cannot cross. These swamps pinch the deer down into this particular area that I’m clearing out. The trails and deer activity here are already pretty high.
Tip: Put food plots in places where the deer already like to hang out. This will help your odds of more deer coming to your spots and big, mature deer wanting to take over those spots.
This field also has a really great access point from the back road where we can sneak in without any of the deer seeing us. We can also hunt this field with both a north and south wind, as long as it has a little bit of west in it. This increases your odds of when you can hunt.
I set up my crossing for the deer directly west of where I hung my stand. This is KEY for this spot. Any west wind will blow our scent opposite of the crossing.
As for the food situation, the plot will be green in July, but we have corn right along the fence. The blind is set up along a “transition zone” from green to grain which is going to be really good for the deer. Because there is a fence separating the green from the grain, I created a fence gap. Deer will go out of their way to not have to jump the fence.
Tip 2: Make your fence gaps 25-28 yards from where you are going to be shooting. I like to give myself a little room for movement. I make my gaps about 10 yards wide.
After we got our fence out, we mowed the plot and cleared out any trees that weren’t scrape trees. I can’t wait to hunt this piece of property come fall. I hope you enjoyed these tips!