food plots are great for body mass production. deer will also keep food plots in their traveling circle.
Antler production is generated by available minerals naturaly found. A good food sorce dose aid in the productioin of bone groth but it is the minerals that cause masive antlers.
In michigan year after year the same areas that are noted for masive antlers continue to produce great antlered harvest.
the minerals the deer find are found mostly by the water supply, "ground springs" Not all areas are fortunate to have these springs to suport the groth of antlers
so if you are looking for horns, I sugest that to put out a mineral block. They are the best and greatest sorce of calsium and other esenctial nutirents needed for bone groth.
This dose not mean that if you put out a mineral block or a food plot or both you are going to get a boon and crockett set of horns. Genetics also plays a big part of getting good horns. But years of this pratice will help to imporve your chances of one day getting that prized set.
point is it takes several years to produce a good set of horns. It starts in the whoom of a doe, wich means you need to keep the available minerals avilabe before birth to the time of harvest, so you should know that deer dont start getting the best racks untill they get to 4-5 years of age.
lessen you own a big tract of land it is probably a good idea to talk to your neighbors and start a selective hunting pratice. several people can do this more afordably and help with plot maitance and make sure mineral deposits are available year round.
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