Why bother planting a food plot?

Because it can increase the odds of seeing both game and non-game species year-round.

Updated: April 25, 2006, 7:40 PM ET
By Don Mulligan | Special to ESPNOutdoors.com — April 25, 2006

Every spring I spend a solid week preparing and planting five very different food plots on my Indiana farm.

Some are experimental and complete failures, but others are blooming successes, offering distinct oases of green in the middle of the woods.

Though I am not a farmer (by a long shot), I have learned a lot through trial and error about when, where and how to maximize food plots.

I also have learned to cut through the hype disseminated by seed and food plot product companies.

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