Heartland Wildlife Topseed Trophy Clover Food Plot Seed

Filling in Bare Spots

Did too much rain fall on your new clover food plot last fall? Maybe not enough precipitation? Topseed Trophy Clover is an excellent option for…

Heartland Wildlife Soil Test Kit

Site Selection & Prep

Generally narrower and longer food plots are the best choice because deer prefer to feed as close to cover as they can. If you have a choice, make the plot the…

Proper Seed-Bed Prep

Proper Seed-Bed Preparation

Before You Spread a Seed, There Is Much You Can Do to Enhance the Productivity and Effectiveness of Your Food Plots. Testing, One, Two, Three……

Layout Out Your Food Plot

Laying Out Your Food Plots

We’ve all heard the popular phrase: Proper planning prevents poor performance. Well, it applies to food plots, just like anything else. Where you lay out…

Heartland Wildlife Food Plot

Enhancing Your Food Plots

Oscar Wilde once said, “Books are never finished, they are merely abandoned.” That’s because no matter how hard you try, you can always make it…

Heartland Wildlife Food Plot

The Best Seed For Your Buck

The Bait A lot of seed companies utilize pulverized limestone or sodium bentonite (clay) coating on their seed, claiming it increases plant production. What they…

Heartland Wildlife Blind

Food Plot Strategy

What is the overall goal of your food plots? You should have one, and here’s why If you were going someplace you’d never been before,…

Heartland Wildlife Deer Block Mineral

Coming Out of Winter

February 2 is Groundhog Day, when folks anxiously wait to hear if Punxsutawney Phil predicts another six weeks of winter. But news from the Pennsylvania…

Planting Zones Temps

Planting Zones & Temps

Zone Fahrenheit Celsius Example Cities 1 Below – 50 F Below -45.6 C Fairbanks Alaska; Resolute, Northwest Territories 2a -50 to -45 F -42.8 to…

Planting For Other Species

Planting for Other Species

Tom King, CEO of Bighorn Outdoors TV & Bighorn Outdoors Youth Adventure Program and I were creeping along a woods road in our electric ATV,…

Heartland Wildlife Food Plot

Post-Season Nutrition

How to Increase Nutrition During the Post-Rut Recovery Period. In terms of nutrition, winter represents and ecological bottleneck, and a critical survival period. Deer, especially…

The Truth About Coated Seeds

The Truth About Coated Seeds

Are You Getting the Most Value for Your Dollar? A lot of seed companies like to talk about their coated seeds and the increases they…

Heartland Wildlife Food Plot

Game Programs

Free Range – Wild Deer Heartland Wildlife Institute believes that you can develop quality deer on the property you hunt. We are committed to providing…

Heartland Wildlife Food Plot

Food Plot Bowhunting Strategies

Regular visitors to this site may remember back in July I talked about the different types of plots, and how the principle objective of feeding…

Heartland Wildlife Food Plot

Planting Fall Fall Plots

It’s Time to Plant Your Cool-Season Forage Food Plots. It’s all part of nature’s plan. Summer is the season of growth but as the days…

Last Minute Fall Plots

Last Minute Fall Plots

Ah fall. It’s finally here and another long-awaitd hunting season is just around the corner. You’ve labored long and hard building your food plots and…

Pre-Rut Nutrition Trophy

Pre-Rut Nutrition

Most folks are aware that winter is a critical nutrition period as natural food is at its lowest availability and nutritional state. Many are hopefully…

Mineral Supplements

Mineral Supplements

Understanding the Importance of Minerals Right now is time for warm season perennial food plots, where the emphasis is on protein for body and antler…

Testimonial From Troy

Troy Johnson Testimonial

My history of this deer started in January of 2008 coming in on a food attractant. At that time, he was around a 165″ deer….