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Sweet Spot Success in GA

I planted Southern Sweet Spot in the fall of 2011 for the first time in Hancock County, GA.  I was very impressed with how well the Sweet Spot blend grew and how well the deer responded to it.

It was not un-common to see as many as 5-6 deer in my small plot in the evenings.  I have planted this particular area of ground in years past with various other blends, but I can honestly say, that none of the other blends grew as well or produced as much forage as Southern Sweet Spot.  In fact it has proven to be productive from September when I plant, through June the following year which is unheard of in this area.

On opening weekend of firearms season, I was hunting a stretch of woods just below my Southern Sweet Spot food plot.  This nice 9 point buck was cruising through the area looking for does.  I credit the Southern Sweet Spot blend for drawing the deer to my property and giving me the opportunity to take this nice buck.

Tim Haney
Hancock County, GA

Year Old Southern Sweet Spot Looking Good

The Sweet Spot plots from last year look GREAT! The clovers–predominately the white and arrowleaf–provided good browse all summer, thanks to some rain this year. Turkeys have moved in on the one on my 40 acres.

First time we’ve had any turkeys on a regular basis. The 2 year old Southgern Sweet Spot plots ago are still thick with the winter white clover.

Tommy Hunter
Dacula, GA

Year Old Northern Sweet Spot Plot Impressing

I walked thru some Northern Sweet Spot planted a year ago in the spring…wow!

The clovers were knee high and it was full of deer beds! It needs to be clipped of course but we have had 12″ of rain here since the first of May so it will have to wait a bit. The clovers in this mix are beautiful and the Birdsfoot Trefoil was blooming already.

Paul Knox
Birmingham, IA
May 14, 2010

The Buck Stops Here

This is the first year that I tried sweet spot for my food plots and its been unreal, actual case this weekend my son killed a 140″ deer chasing a doe in the rut but crossed a plot and stopped to grab a snack!

Now I’m interested in sowing in my pasture as well.

David Jordan (son Evan)
Middle TN
Oct 28, 2009

It Takes a lot to Impress Me

“Ryegrass is something I have always been vehemently against but this High Sugar Grass Perennial ryegrass mix has been very different.  Based on what I have seen so far I would not put them in the same category.

I moved my camera a little to get better pics of deer feeding on the Sweet Spot mix.  It’s a fairly small test plot in a tree planting sandwiched between switchgrass and shrubs, and right next to all kinds of other food sources.  I was surprised to get dozens of pics of deer standing there feeding, including a buck who stood there eating for 15 minutes!  It takes a lot to impress me, but so far I’m kinda liking this mix.”

Paul Knox
Birmingham, IA
Oct 24, 2009

I Can't Wait Until November!

My family and I hunt in the big woods of northern Michigan, we have always had trouble finding a seed mix that would grow in sandy soil and tolerate the shade in a wooded environment.

This spring we planted Sweet Spot in several of our hunting plots and boy, did it grow!  The picture is a 1/4 mile long food plot we planted on an old road that winds through our property.  This picture was taken 4 weeks after planting and it looks even better now.  The trail cam we set up over this plot showed deer and bear using the plot on a regular basis, the plot is so lush now you can see the path the deer take while feeding.  I can’t wait until November!

Arthur L.
May 14, 2010

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Southern Sweet Spot A Hit!

Just went to a client’s property this morning outside Rome, GA who had some incredible looking Sweet Spot plots after just 3 weeks.

I didn’t expect it to look so good after only 3 weeks. Interestingly the deer are already eating on the radishes in the mix. Those radishes really appear to be a great tasting forage for the deer. They are of course hammering the High Sugar Grasses in the mix. This is the best small plot mix that I’ve come across.

Don Willis
Rome, GA
Sept. 26, 2009