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Take your food plot to the next level with the AGFC

BY Randy Zellers

ON 08-24-2022


Aug. 24, 2022

Randy Zellers

Assistant Chief of Communications

LITTLE ROCK — The Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center is hosting a free food plot and habitat management workshop from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 27 for individuals who want to get the most out of their deer management efforts.

As triple-digit summer days become smaller in the rearview mirror, many hunters and land managers are getting their tractors cranked and schedules cleared to begin work on trails, food plots and other projects to make this deer season more enjoyable. This class can help you figure out the best methods to boost your property’s value to wildlife before you till up a perfectly good patch of native vegetation to plant something that may or may not be as beneficial.

Wes Tucker, one of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Private Lands Program biologists will cover a variety of management actions that will help landowners not only provide more attractive habitat for deer, but also offer benefits to an entire host of wildlife many Arkansans enjoy watching during their outdoors experiences.

“We’ll cover food plots, but you might be surprised at how many other things you can do to help the overall health of the deer using your property or lease,” Tucker said. “Not only can some of these techniques be more beneficial than a manicured plot, but they are less expensive and can even be less time-consuming. There are only so many acres available for plots, but with some planning you can make those plots even more attractive and provide year-round health benefits for the deer.”

Space is limited to this workshop, so register today at the AGFC Outdoor Skills Network Events Calendar.

This workshop is one of many free presentations offered through the AGFC’s network of nature centers and educators throughout the state. Visit to find a workshop near you.


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