Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Turkey Food Plots...

Turkey Food Plots I don't think are thought of in the same way as A deer food plot. I am not even sure if as many hunters would be willing to do the work it takes to put a successful food plot in for Turkey. I would think it wouldn't be considered as exciting as planting a plot for Whitetail but hey, I a m a die hard Whitetail Deer Hunter. Nothing is more exciting to me as hunting that species. Maybe ,In fact I'm sure that there is hunters that feel the same way about hunting Turkey.
   that being said, I saw a TV show this morning that showed a very effective food plot for Turkey. chufa! That's right Chufa. Chufas is a grass like plant that has a nut underground that grows much like peanuts. This plant grows Seeds or nuts on the end of its root system called tubers. One Chufa plant will  produce 20 to 100 tubers.This is the part that is gold to turkeys. They love to scratch the ground and dig them up. Yes, in fact deer do like to graze on the grass and wild hogs as well will root around and feed on the nut/seed as well. The spring is the best time to plant chufa. You do not have to have a large perfect food plot for this plant. Many will plant any open area on there property that is from 1/4 acre to 1 acre. A really good spot for this plot is on power line runs. They will always be open,there is cover on both sides for safety and with your chufa food plot it only makes since that Turkey as well as other wildlife will make your plot part of there every day diner menu.