You have to ask yourself, if each of my deer eats an average of four to six pounds of forage each day, can my native vegetation on my property sustain that much volume before it starts to suffer in quality?
More than likely the answer will be no! To help in relieving that kind of pressure, planting of food plots will keep your native browse from losing its quality that you’re striving for.
Before planting of any type of food plot, you have to ask yourself, “What am I trying to accomplish with this plot”? Let me explain what I mean by this. There are what I call hunting plots and nutritional or observation plots. The two differ greatly by what species you plant to even maintenance of the plant and everything in between.