Wannamaker Wildlife Center
St. Matthews, South Carolina
Welcome to our website and the beginning of our
Spring/Summer 2014 season.
We are here to serve you. We invite you to ask for guidance as you make your plans.
We keep virtually all the wildlife seed used in the South in our inventory, many of the seed which we have developed.
We encourage you to follow the authoritative Kent Kammermeyer guides* for wildlife plots, plus we offer FREE our
SIX PLANTING TIPS FOR WILDLIFE MANERGERS.
Give us a call at 1-800-378-2107
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PLANTING TIPS FOR WILDLIFE MANAGERS
We highly recommend the excellent Quality Deer Management Food Plot Book by Mr. Kent Kammermeyer. We offer it for only $25. Normally it retails for $39. It gives superb advice and we basically offer all seed in the book. Here is a very brief guide to get you started.
HOW DEEP TO PLANT?
For all summer seed, (cowpeas, soybeans, sunflowers, buckwheat, chufa etc.) plant about 1 ½ inches deep. Drill or spinn spread and disc in lightly. Only exceptions: millets, American Joint Vetch (Aeschynomene), Alyce Clover. Sow these and drag over lightly about a ¼ inch.
TIME OF PLANTING? ITS ALL ABOUT MOISTURE!
You’re not planting a spring garden! Anytime after the danger of frost is past from Easter thru August are good times to plant for deer. In the fall plant naked oats, clovers, lupine and winter peas. As a practical matter we like to plant right after a rain when you have moisture and warmth to make seed come up quickly.
The good news is that summer legume plants like peas, soybeans, sunn hemp and Alyce clover which deer love and are our specialty, make their own nitrogen. Winter plants need more fertilizer.
Get a sample of your soil. Just scoop off top two inches and plug it in several locations, mix and turn in a big cup full to your Clemson agent. They will tell you if you need lime and how much fertilizer to apply. Four bags of 19-9-19 per acre is normally plenty.
INOCULATION YES OR NO
Yes on Aeschynomene and Alyce Clover. No, not essential on cowpeas, soybeans, Sunn Hemp and other seed.
PLANT BOTH IN SHADE AND FULL SUN
Almost all summer planting for deer do well in shade and full sun. Especially Aeschynomene is excellent under trees. So is Sunn Hemp and Magic Carpet. Only wildflowers require full sun.
PLANT ENOUGH SEED!
Drill about 1 ½ 50 lb bags per acre of Magic Carpet and the Ultimate. Spread 2 bags per acre. For Sunn Hemp alone, 15 lbs per acre. For specific recommendations on each seed ask us or look it up in the QDMA book.
* QDMA's Quality Food Plots $25.
* DEER and TURKEY MANAGEMENT $20.
Both books by Kent Kammermyer
... includes our Quick Reference Planting Guide
Buy Both Books for $40.