Let’s make one thing clear from the start: Hancock Seed doesn’t pay Scott Jackovitch a dime. He’s produced a multitude of great videos on his YouTube channel (“Clever J Farms” is his feed, if you want to check it out), and many of them might as well be advertisements for Hancock Seed. They’re not. Obviously we take a lot of pride in growing what we believe to be among the best food plot seed in the world. But it sure helps to have experienced guys like Scott who do everything in their power to grow our seeds to their full potential.
First, let’s give a quick breakdown of our Ultimate Deer Food: We weren’t messing around when we gave it the name. This blend is designed to survive. It will grow in a wide variety of soils, and it’s built to pull through even if your region is experiencing drought. Just as important is that this variety will survive even under even heavy levels of grazing. Based on the protein levels in these leaves, you’re going to need it. Hungry deer will be coming.
Our Ultimate Deer Food plot is comprised of five plants: Sorghum, Soybeans, Iron Clay Peas, LabLab, and Sunflowers. As Scott says on his video, the peas, beans and LabLab are hidden down among the Sorghum and Sunflowers. The latter two need no introduction, as they’ve sprouted prominently.
Sunflowers don’t get as much attention as they should among those looking to attract deer, and we’re grateful that Scott takes the time to highlight some of the hidden benefits of these blooms (aside from deer food, of course). For one, he notes all of the bumblebee activity that is going around his sunflowers. Bees might not be exciting for hunters, but farmers—like Scott—understand the benefits of bees to any healthy ecosystem. If you’re a hunter, you may be interested to note that these same Sunflowers also attract a wide range of birds—both for viewing and game.
A second benefit to Sunflowers, which is far from hidden, is the visual appeal of these pretty blooms. They’re meant to attract game, sure. But it doesn’t hurt that they look good!
Granted, most of you are still interested in Hancock’s Ultimate Deer Food Plot Seed Mix for the deer! Scott reports that he’s found several deer beds among this plot, and just recently spooked a buck while mowing the area.
Everything looks great right now, but Scott is already plotting (pun intended) for next season! He’s had a plot of Red Clover for nearly four years, but he plans on replacing it with Hancock’s Deer Greens or Hancock’s Fall & Winter Food Plot Seed Mix next month. This is a great strategy; if you’ve got a great piece of land, which has proven to attract deer...why would you stop when the season ends? Two side-by-side plots designed for different temperatures keep your plot hopping year round!
“They’ve done awesome,” Scott says. “Everything that we’ve ever planted here from Hancock Seed does really well.”
Thanks Scott! We do our best, but give yourself some credit too! We’re looking forward to seeing how your Fall plot comes in!