This includes food plots, protein feeders, corn feeders, location of feeders, blinds, locations of blinds, herd management, hunter needs, and of course, taking care of the game after it has been shot. Food plots will
need to be located in prime areas where the game will have
the best opportunity to use them. The locations should be away from busy roads, should be close to cover to ensure security for the game and the wildlife manager should do some scouting in the area to see if there are any signs that the deer are in the area where the food plot is being considered. After deciding on the location, the type of seeds use in the food plot is the next consideration. Using the food plot year round is accomplished with a little work and planning. When deciding on what to plant, the location of the food plot as well as the amount of rain and other factors that may influence the growth of the plants should be taken into consideration. Food plots are generally planted with sunflowers, oats, peas and other forms of seeds that will produce plants that will attract the game. After planting the food plot, it is time to leave it alone and let the plants grow. While the food plot is growing, the wildlife manager has other tasks that need tended to such as placement of deer feeders. The deer feeders will need to be located strategically, as are the food plots. Many of the same criteria will be used for deciding on the location of the deer feeder such as locating trails used by game animals and the distance to safety found in brushy areas.