“For decades, we dabbled with products that produced mediocre results. Since using Whitetail Institute products these last few years though, the change has been like night and day! We have a much healthier herd, a lot more deer and racks that quite simply, never existed and are unheard of for our area. These two pictures are a perfect illustration of what Whitetail Institute products can do for people! The first one is the 8 point I harvested 3 years ago. This has been our standard buck for decades, both in terms of body and rack size.
Finally Oct. 21 arrived. I worked until 1 p.m., came home and got ready to hunt. On the way to the property where I was going to hunt, I stopped and showed a friend the picture of the buck I wanted to get. I told him I was going up that afternoon to try and get him. This stand was located on the edge of a group of hardwoods, overlooking a field
Question: Have you checked the trends in the Boone and Crockett and Pope and Young record books during the past 20 or 30 years? If you have, you’ve probably noticed something stunning. There has been an explosion of whitetail deer entries starting about 10 years before the turn of the century.
Blame it on a string of unfortunate weather events or an act of God. Whatever the reason, this past year was one of the driest on record. More than half the contiguous United States was under what the National Climatic Data Center labeled moderate to exceptional drought in July 2012, and 78 percent was abnormally dry. Although autumn rains did help in some regions, things haven’t improved much throughout a large part of the country since. (I’m writing this in November 2012.)
Since using Whitetail Institute products I’m seeing more deer, turkeys, rabbits and bear! The deer are healthier and have bigger racks! The turkeys, rabbits and even bear are tearing up the Imperial Whitetail Clover. The Imperial Whitetail Clover is the best year around food plot seed out there! There’s nothing better!
This is the second part of a two-part article addressing a question the Whitetail Institute’s in-house consultants are often asked: “Which Whitetail Institute forage product is the best?” As we said then, which is the “best” depends on your specific situation — factors such as equipment accessibility to the site, soil type and slope should all be considered. In the first part, we covered how to select the Whitetail Institute perennial that is best for your situations(s). Part 1 is available on-line at www.whitetailinstitute.com. In this article, we’ll cover Whitetail Institute annuals and the general forage selection steps that often lead to them.
By Charles J. Alsheimer
There is a notion in our society that says, “If you have a good product, you don’t have to worry about sales, they’ll take care of themselves.” Frankly, the person who came up with this line obviously believed in the tooth fairy. Very few things in life just happen. For a company to be successful, it must come up with a high-quality product, understand how to make it appealing, be able to formulate a great game plan and have the dedication required to carry out the marketing plan. When all these factors come together, success follows.