Clinton county field after planting in late May.
Ingham county field just growing. Planted in May and photo taken in mid June.
Close up of same field above. Notice different stages of growth in clovers, alfalfa and brassica.
Same field as above, one year later in May! By early May it was over a foot tall and needed to be mowed! Notice how healthy and thick this Whitetail Select Infinity mix is.
Different view of above field.
This is a 2 acre field of brassicas treated with DeltAg Seedcoat and planted on August 1st of 2008. The plants were knee high by the end of September.
Another brassica photo trying to compete with the foxtail!
In a field similar to the above photo, my brother was able to use the tall warm season prairie grasses to sneak to within 30 yards of this buck while he fed on the brassicas. This buck was completely comfortable foraging well before dark in high winds because of the food within cover.
Friend and customer Kent Ballard had a great day, harvesting a nice buck and a few roosters in quality food plots and habitat.
This photo shows the height of a three year old stand of warm season prairie grasses. This field is enrolled in a government CRP program, which pays the landowner to install and maintain a great piece of wildlife habitat.
Same field as above at three years old and roughly 5-8 feet in height.
This buck felt pretty comfortable in even the shorter areas of the warm season grass field. Warm season grass fields are great escape areas for pressured bucks and does.
This field of 17 acres was planted in strips of switch grass and cool season nesting cover. On Thanksgiving of 2006, there were 12 different bucks in this field within a 2 hour time period searching for does.
This is a field of rye on state land in Roscommon county near Higgins Lake.
A hinge cut area that allows sun light to reach the forest floor and promote new growth.
Same area of above hinge cut making already thick cover even thicker.