Five years ago, my family was fortunate enough to purchase a small 25-acre parcel of land in North Dakota. The property is situated in the middle of a winding valley that cuts its way through open crop fields and pasture land.

Win the Antler Growth Lottery With Help of Whitetail Institute Mineral and Nutritional Supplements

By Jon Cooner

I’m not a betting man, at least as far as lotteries go. The reason is simple: Lottery odds are ridiculously long, and it makes little sense to risk my hard-earned money in a system that’s set up so I have almost no chance to win. In the same way, antler size is also largely a gamble if left entirely to Mother Nature, because most areas don’t offer enough high nutrition food for bucks to grow the biggest antlers they can. The antler-growth game, though, is one I play, because I can stack the odds in my favor. And the way I do it is with the help of Whitetail Institute mineral and nutritional supplements.

Turkey Select – Top-Quality Perennial Chufa for Whitetail Institute Customers

By Whitetail Institute Staff

Since it first opened its doors in 1988 the Whitetail Institute has stuck like glue to its core business — developing the very best food plot products for deer. That being the case, you may wonder why the Whitetail Institute now also offers Turkey Select, a chufa food plot product that’s specifically for turkeys. The answer is that offering Turkey Select is simply another way Whitetail Institute goes the extra mile for its customers who manage their properties primarily for deer. However, turkeys are second behind deer on the list of game animals our customers manage, and Turkey Select allows Whitetail Institute customers to take advantage of the Institute’s excellent contacts in the seed business and provide them a source for high-quality chufa seed.

Good Things in Small Packages Hard Work on a half-acre paid big dividends for the author and his family

By Bob Humphrey

 You’ve probably heard those claims that you can successfully hunt deer on the smallest parcel, if it’s the right parcel. This story is about one such parcel, though it didn’t start out that way.

Extend Life of Plots with Frost Seeding

By Craig Dougherty

When my son and I design food plot programs, our staple has always been clover — Imperial Whitetail Clover to be exact. We’ve been running it for years, and it feeds the deer we hunt. It greens up early and stays late. Ever see a deer paw through the snow to chomp down on clover? I have. We’ve learned a few things about clover through the years. Mostly, we’ve learned that if you take good care of your clover plots, they will take good care of you and your deer.

Imperial Whitetail PowerPlant Performance Far Beyond the Ordinary

By Whitetail Institute Staff

Imperial Whitetail PowerPlant is a spring/summer annual forage product that excels at the highest level for getting lots of protein into your deer during spring and summer. Even as awesome as PowerPlant is as a spring/summer forage, though, limiting its description that way might be a huge disservice. PowerPlant can also provide benefits far beyond that, even into hunting season.

Hunters and Farmers Share The Same Soul

 By Zeke B. Pipher

Our house is surrounded on all sides by cornfields. As I drove home from work this evening, chaff flew from a combine to the west of our acreage, creating a steal your breath sunset. As I write this article, it’s Oct. 31, and the corn is almost out. The red and yellow leaves that made our maple trees look like torches a few weeks ago are now scattered across our lawn. The whitetail deer along the Platte River are scraping and rubbing. All the signs are clear; fall is upon us, and winter is quickly approaching.