Management Goals & Possibilities - Tip 2

Tip 2: How much can management improve a deer herd? A bunch! In serious nutritional programs, particularly those built around...
Tip 2: How much can management improve a deer herd? A bunch! In serious nutritional programs, particularly those built around year-round food plots, we’ve seen deer numbers increase by two or threefold and the average mature buck add as much as 40 pounds and 20 inches of antler! That’s results! And, we’ve seen such results throughout the country…often on tracts once thought to be too small to manage. Tecomate is working closely with managers across the country and seeing management...
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Management Goals & Possibilities - Tip 1

Can management really improve your hunting? Yes…and like a well-stocked cafeteria, there’s something in it for everyone!Tip 1: At one...
Can management really improve your hunting? Yes…and like a well-stocked cafeteria, there’s something in it for everyone!Tip 1: At one end of the management spectrum are the simple things, like holding off on young bucks or shooting does to keep numbers down or growing a small food plot on the “Back 40” just to attract deer. At the other extreme are intensive programs aimed at growing more and bigger bucks – programs that may include something like aggressive doe shooting,...
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Why Food Plots?

Food Plots Have Become The Hot Topic In Deer Management, But Do Plots Really Work And How Do Plots Stack...
Food Plots Have Become The Hot Topic In Deer Management, But Do Plots Really Work And How Do Plots Stack Up To Natural Habitat Management And Direct Feeding? Let’s See.The latest buzz in the deer-hunting world seems to revolve around the impact of nutritional management, particularly using food plots, on the number and size of deer a tract of land can produce. Obviously, that impact will vary by program and management intensity. But here, I want to use a simple...
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Identifying Your Food Plot Acreage Needs

I’m often asked by people who want to start a food plot program, “How many acres of food plots do...
I’m often asked by people who want to start a food plot program, “How many acres of food plots do I need and how many plots?” Of course, the answers will depend on your particular situation, but some general guidelines developed from years of research will help you begin figuring out what’s best for you.Let’s start with the total food plot acreage you need. If just attracting deer is your main goal, planting 2 to 3 percent of your property...
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Tecomate’s tried and true Deer Pea Plus is a proven winner in summer nutrition for your deer herd. This great combination of...
Tecomate’s tried and true Deer Pea Plus is a proven winner in summer nutrition for your deer herd. This great combination of our two best big-seeded peas along with forage soybeans creates an un-matched base for this nutritious and extremely attractive blend. What really sets this blend apart is the addition of milo/sorghum which helps to shield the peas and beans during the vulnerable first weeks to maximize the plants that reach maturity.The two varieties of Cowpeas we have selected are extremely...
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Product Spotlight – April 17, 2015

Tecomate Strut Zone is the only perennial food plot mix on the market that is specifically formulated for wild turkeys....
Tecomate Strut Zone is the only perennial food plot mix on the market that is specifically formulated for wild turkeys. This mix is loaded with specific grasses and broadleaves that turkeys are highly attracted too. The special blend of clovers and a fowl favorite legume called birdsfoot trefoil, provide excellent forage and unsurpassed bugging sites. The perennial grasses supply high energy seeds for adult turkeys and brood cover for the young poults. Strut Zone is great for deer as well...
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

Tecomate’s New Horn-Maker Xtreme is the most innovative warm season food plot blend on the market, combining Sunn Hemp with a forage...
Tecomate’s New Horn-Maker Xtreme is the most innovative warm season food plot blend on the market, combining Sunn Hemp with a forage soybean and two of the fastest growing forage cowpeas. Sunn Hemp’s fast growing, high production qualities provide the perfect cover for the beans and peas to establish underneath, making this blend ideal for smaller acreage food plots.The two varieties of Cowpeas we have selected are extremely high yielding in forage mass with high protein levels and are productive throughout the...
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PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT – MARCH 24, 2015

Tecomate Sunn Hemp is an excellent choice for warm season food plot planting and a superior source for antler growing...
Tecomate Sunn Hemp is an excellent choice for warm season food plot planting and a superior source for antler growing protein. This super fast growing tropical legume can get as tall as 6 feet in only 60 days. This is why this plant has been commonly used for organic soil building, nitrogen fixation, and cover crops. Research has shown that Sunn Hemp is about 28% - 30% protein, which is more than enough to provide bucks the nutrition they need...
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Tecomate Wildlife Systems, TWA’s Newest Corporate Pa...

"TWA is proud to announce its newest corporate partner, Tecomate Wildlife Systems. Based in San Antonio, Texas, and being the...
"TWA is proud to announce its newest corporate partner, Tecomate Wildlife Systems. Based in San Antonio, Texas, and being the leader in food plot based nutritional management for white-tailed deer, current TWA members can receive 10% off select seed blend products," said David Brimager, TWA Director of Marketing and Partner Relations.How Tecomate began...A revolutionary new management strategy...What was started back in 1993 helped open an exciting new chapter in whitetail management history. Lead by Tecomate, food-plot-based nutritional management was introduced...
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Gallagher Fencing: The Secret Service of Food Plots

I live in a region of the north east USA (eastern shore of Maryland) that has a high deer population...
I live in a region of the north east USA (eastern shore of Maryland) that has a high deer population and despite management efforts to the best of our ability our regional deer population is quite challenging to keep up with. We have massive agriculture that helps feed these animals and when you combine that with impenetrable swamp and marsh cover, it’s a recipe for population explosion; among other factors. It is a tuff chore but we do our best.When...
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Chestnut Bounty: Does It Make Deer Wallow?

s you may know, venturing out into the field can bring unexpected surprises. Recently on a trip to Alabama, I...
s you may know, venturing out into the field can bring unexpected surprises. Recently on a trip to Alabama, I was reminded of this very truth.The purpose of my trip was to visit with customers, dealers and other knowledgeable industry folks. While visiting with Bert Moore, Tecomate Retail Sales Manager, he took me to his hunting property located in the soil rich “Black Belt” portion of the state. We’d gone to check on his newly planted summer fields of Tecomate®...
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TPWD Management Programs

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has a wide range of programs to allow wildlife managers to increase the value...
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has a wide range of programs to allow wildlife managers to increase the value of their property and the wildlife which call it home. There are a few that you should be really interested in if you are looking to get that next “leg-up” on wildlife management. Programs range from regulations concerning restricted harvest on whitetail bucks based on antler characteristics to the breeder deer program and accepting the broad range of ideals and...
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