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Best Gear of 2022 for Whitetail Property Managers

From seed and feed to mobile apps and other accessories, here are your land management must-haves for the year.

Best Gear of 2022 for Whitetail Property Managers

From seed and feed to mobile apps and other accessories, here are your land management must-haves for the year. (Photo courtesy of Buck Forage)

For the year-round whitetail manager, this time of year is as important as any. Spring is crucial for completing projects on deer land, and to successfully get that work done, you need the right tools for the job. For this issue’s What’s New section, we’ve compiled the best gear to assist with your whitetail habitat work. From seed and feed to gloves and backpacks, everything you need to prime your property for deer season is right here.

Buck Forage

Buck Forage
Buck Forage

Deer hunters are always bombarded with “the best” food plot seed, but many of these blends don’t possess the quality that they claim. But the Buck Forage oat does. Now available in a 20-pound bucket on Amazon, Buck Forage oats are perfect for the land manager looking to plant a small kill plot. This bucket plants a 1/4-acre area in drought-tolerant oats with no fillers. Not only is the Buck Forage oat Dr. Deer endorsed, but it has been tested in and has survived temperatures as low as -12 degrees! (buckforage.com)

Primos

Primos
Primos

Although known for their famous game calls, Primos now offers products for land managers with their Take Out seed blends. The Take Out line of seed comes in four different blends and sizes, providing a Take Out blend for all your planting needs. The four blends are Clover, Brassica, Fall Mix and Spread and Sprout. Each blend is fast-growing and easy to establish, allowing you more time to spend figuring out your target buck. (primos.com)

Boss Buck

Boss Bucke
Boss Buck

Boss Buck’s Buffet Full Season Forage food plot seed is designed to attract deer all season long. This hand selected blend of oats, winter peas, wheat, clover, radishes and turnips is highly palatable and professionally selected. The Full Season blend comes in a 20-pound bag that covers a 1/2-acre of ground, and it creates nutrient dense forage that is browse tolerant. (bossbuck.com)


Biologic

Biologic
Biologic

Looking for something to plant for your deer herd this spring? Look no further than Biologic’s Spring Protein Peas Plus. This warm season mix comes in 20- and 40-pound options, and it contains iron and clay peas, mung beans, sunflower and sorghum. Protein Peas Plus is a drought and browse tolerant planting that is high in nutrition and attractive to whitetails. As a high protein food source, Protein Peas Plus will help give your deer herd the jumpstart they need. (plantbiologic.com)




Lucky Buck 

lucky buck
Lucky Buck

Lucky Buck continues their effort to help you grow bigger, healthier deer with their Freak Factor supplement. This supplement is designed to give deer what they need while making the most of your hard-earned money. Freak Factor is high in fat and protein, serving as a good replenishing supplement for your deer herd. Coming with a strong aroma, Freak Factor will pull deer onto your property from far-off places! (lucky-buck.com)

White Gold

white gold
White Gold

White Gold’s Green Monster is a 10- to 15-foot-tall versatile mix that creates perfect borders, screening and habitat cover. Since whitetails like to feel secure when entering a food plot, a high-quality food plot screen is essential for making your food plot as productive as possible. Green Monster’s diverse seed blend will provide the security and cover required to make mature bucks comfortable while moving in the daylight. (whitegolddeerfeed.com)

Covert

covert
Covert

Covert Scouting Cameras upped their presence in the land management department with their Picture Perfect Apple Mineral. This 25-pound mineral bag comes loaded with calcium, zinc, phosphorus and more antler growth aiding elements. And the apple scent and flavor add to the whitetail’s appeal. This proprietary blend will pull whitetails in from far distances, keep them in front of your cameras longer and enhance overall herd health. (feradyne.com)

Chesnut Hill

Chesnut Hill
Chesnut Hill

If you’re looking to diversify your property’s food sources, Chestnut Hill’s 10-Tree Chestnut Package is the answer. Not only will this package give you 10 high-quality Dunstan Chestnut trees, but it also comes with everything you need to establish the trees on your property. This kit is a great, efficient way for all land managers to add a mast source to their hunting land. (chestnuthilloutdoors.com)


Real World

Real World
Real World

After over 20 years of research on whitetails, Real Word has developed their Maximizer Deer Mineral. Unlike other products that lack nutritional value, Maximizer is specifically formulated with over 20 micro and macro nutrients. Real World says that by providing the deer on your land with year-round access to Maximizer (where legal), you are giving bucks the best opportunity to reach their full antler potential. (realworldwildlifeproducts.com)

Whitetail Institute

Whitetail Institute
Whitetail Institute

Whitetail Institute’s Kraze attractant contains multiple scent and flavor enhancers, and it’s designed to pull deer from surrounding areas and hold them on your property. This includes an ingredient that appeals directly to a whitetail’s sugar craving. Kraze comes in an extremely easy to use bag, allowing you to just pour the attractant out wherever you’d like. (whitetailinstitute.com)

Wild Tree

Wild Tree
Wild Tree

Wild Tree’s Deer Nutrition Analysis kit is the best way to determine your deer herd’s nutritional needs. This kit comes with everything you need to collect a fecal sample and ship it to Wild Tree’s lab for analysis. Within two weeks of submitting a sample, you’ll receive a written or email response with the details on your analysis. The results come in easy to decipher graphs, and Wild Tree analyzes your deer herd’s crude protein, digestible organic matter (DOM), DOM to crude protein ratio and fecal phosphorus. (wildtree.co)

Hunt Monkey

Hunt Monkey
Hunt Monkey

Hunt Monkey’s Upland Fieldmaster glove is ideal for your hands during early spring land management work. This mid-level warmth glove is water resistant and wind proof. Built with a premium goat leather palm and a rugged canvas for the back-of-hand region, the Fieldmaster perfectly balances the comfort and durability required for a hard day’s work. With a 100-percent customer satisfaction guarantee, why wouldn’t you go with Hunt Monkey? (huntmonkeygloves.com)

Premier 1

premier 1
Premier 1

Premier 1 Supplies’ Deer Quikfence is the most reliable temporary deer fence available. This easy-to-use electric fence is ideal for the whitetail manager who wants to block off a food source until they are ready for deer to begin feeding on it. The Quikfence’s black and white colors provide 24/7 visibility to both humans and animals no matter the background. Since no tools are required for installation, the Deer Quikfence will go up in a breeze! (premier1supplies.com)

Alps Outdoorz

Alps Outdoorz
Alps Outdoorz

Nothing is more annoying than unorganized cameras and SD cards sitting in your backpack. Luckily, Alps has developed their Motive backpack just for trail camera work. The Motive has adjustable, padded dividers to safely store up to eight cameras. Also, its memory card slots help protect and organize your SD cards each time you head to the woods. To top it all off, the motive features a zippered pocket, so you can carry a tablet into the woods to view your pictures. (alpsoutdoorz.com)

Browning

Browning trail cameras
Browning Trail Cameras

Browning’s Defender wireless cellular trail camera is the perfect scouting tool to monitor your property with. With its Invisible IR technology, this camera can go completely undetected in those areas with spooked or pressured game. The wireless Defender can also transmit HD images and video directly to your laptop or mobile device. And with Browning’s numerous month–to-month cell plans, any hunter can customize their ideal setup. (browningtrailcameras.com)

Banks 

Banks
Banks

Banks Outdoors’ Wild Water trough is the watering system for all wildlife on your property. Coming in  100- and 300-gallon options, this water tank can help reduce the effect that dehydration and disease has on your deer herd. The trough’s design minimizes evaporation, and its float valve system self regulates and only dispenses water as it is needed. With 3- and 7-foot trough options, there’s a Wild Water for every land manager. (banksoutdoors.com)

Recommended


Hooyman

Hooyman
Hooyman

Trimming shooting lanes is one of the most important tasks to complete on your property, and Hooyman’s 40V Lithium Pole Saw makes that job as easy and efficient as possible. With an overall weight under 10 pounds, this saw packs a high run time, performance and maximum efficiency into an easy-to-use platform. Charging in only 60 minutes, the Hooyman Lithium Pole Saw will have you in the field working in no time. (hooyman.com)

OnX Hunt

OnX Hunt Maps
Onx Hunt Maps

The onX Hunt app is the ultimate digital tool for whitetail land stewards everywhere. With property lines, landowner names and the tracking tool, onX will help you better understand your property. Also, with the ability to mark areas and draw lines, you can plan food plots, timber projects and land improvements through your mobile device. With several customizable user plans, onX is a must for all land managers. (onxmaps.com)

HuntStand

HuntStand
HuntStand

The HuntStand app is a must-have for hunters and land managers alike. HuntStand now has weather overlays, showing current conditions and future forecasts so you can pick the best time to work on your property. Unlike other programs with dated imagery, HuntStand updates their satellite images monthly. That means all the work you do on your property will be visible within a month of completing it. To top it all, the Trail Camera Pro feature allows users to mark where photos are taken and derive data from the images for free. (huntstand.com)

Micro Food Plots

Micro Food Plots
Micro Food Plots

Micro Food Plots’ Cultipacker Master Series is the ultimate all-in–one tilling and seeding implement, preventing you from having to make multiple trips to the barn! The Master Series’ 16-inch pneumatic tires make the implement easy to transport. And with the push of a button, the Linear Lift system retracts the tires electrically when you are ready to work. Whether you have a 1/4-acre food plot or a much larger one, the Master Series will help you get it hunting season ready. (microfoodplots.com)

Firminator

Firminator
Firminator

Essentially the Firminator without the disk components, the Firmiseeder is a high demand implement designed for the serious land manager. The Firmiseeder is ideal for the land steward who already owns tillage equipment, and it allows them to accurately plant a wide variety of seeds through the ground driven accu-seed metering system. The Firmiseeder also has the added benefit of a cultipacker to firm the seed bed prior to or after planting the seed. (thefirminator.com)

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