Center Shots: Food Plots vs. Bait

Center Shots: Food Plots vs. Bait


First off, I have nothing against baiting. I don't do it in most places where it is legal, nor do I think that baiting is necessary in most places for a successful bowhunt. I have hunted over bait in Texas though. If it is legal, I have no problem with you doing it.



That said, I don't believe food plots are the same as baiting.

I have heard the arguments that state I am wrong, and yes, I agree a small food plot does increase the number of deer within bow range. However, I will say it doesn't concentrate them as tightly as a pile of corn.


For full article, and additional tips for the bowhunter, pick up a copy of the November/December issue of Petersen's Bowhunting.


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