hunting in snow

Hunting in the Snow

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Some soybean varieties will hold their pods well into the late winter if left standing.  Soybeans are high in oil which is a great source of energy for deer.

This is another reason why soybeans make such a great food plot crop. Deer consume the forage during the summer and relish the pods during the winter!

Scouting is easy when the ground is covered with snow. Every track and trail shows and hunters know to begin scouting at sources of food that are high in energy like grain crops. Hunters that planted food plots with soybeans or corn will be rewarded with great late season opportunities to easily pattern deer.

If you still have a buck tag to fill or wish to put some more venison in the freezer you should be hoping for snow! A late-season snow could help you fill some tags. If you’ve already filled your tags or the season is over, scouting when the ground is covered by snow is a great way to prepare for next season.  I’ll share some tips about scouting in the snow next week.

Growing and hunting deer together

Dr. Grant Woods,

About Grant Woods

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Dr. Grant Woods was raised and began his love of white-tailed deer as a bow hunter in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.