Food Plot Do’s & Don’ts

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Last week a few selected lucky individuals were invited to tour Steve Elmy’s farm where he has a food plot planted.

Steve is the founder of Backyard Wildlife Products. He also belongs to the local Quality Deer Management Association  (QDMA) chapter.

 Touring his plots and seeing all the hard work involved with property management I can certainly see impressive results for all that sweat equity.

Knowledge of the terrain and local winds plays a big part in beginning the process of managing a property correctly. Trimming trees, planting oaks & apple saplings is long term strategy.

Tips such as planting red apple trees that drop fruit late into the season were mentioned . Freeing up the area around oaks and apples allows them to grow.

Removing unwanted foliage and weeds before seeding is essential as you can see .




My secret northern plot have just begun sprouting and already I have activity.  My local plots in Cambridge also show good sign. Hopefully late fall will show bigger dividends.



 For additional information on food plots contact Steve at 

You can of course call or email me  and I will get Steve to help you when he is in your area.

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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.

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