How much area should I plant for wildlife?

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Q: How much area should I plant for wildlife?

Answer:
A: This is dependent upon several factors: deer density, natural habitat, neighboring properties and your personal goals as a property owner. Pennington offers this general advice: With a low deer density, plant a minimum of 2.5% of your total property in food plots. For a high deer density, you should plant at least 7% of your property. For example, if you have a 100 acre track with low deer density, then you will need approximately 2.5 acres of food plots. This same acreage with a high deer density would require approximately 7 acres of food plots.


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