If you're looking for an ethical and sustainable way to care for wild animals such as deer, consider food plots. People create food plots on a designated piece of land, which is considered a better way to feed wild animals than recreational or supplemental feeding. Take this quiz to learn more about caring for wild animals with food plots.
What is the name for feeding wild animals informally in your backyard?
What is the name for feeding wild animals on a larger scale?
How are food plots better than other forms of feeding wild animals?
They provide a meatier diet.
They provide a cheaper diet.
They provide a digestible, balanced diet.
What is the most common danger of providing artificial feeding, such as food plots, for wild animals?
spread of diseases
laziness in animals
over familiarity of animals
What is the most common way infection is spread among animals eating at a supplemental feeding plot?
from their saliva
from their tails
Which among these is not a purpose of building an artificial feeding plot?
watching a variety of creatures
increasing the health of animals on your property
breeding animals for the circus
Which among these is a type of food plot meant for breeding animals to hunt?
deer food plots
lion food plots
giraffe food plots
Which among these is a favorite food of deer?
Who among these people can help you find the right seeds for your food plot?
the local gas station attendant
the local pharmacist
the local agricultural educator
Which among these also sell seeds for food plots?
wildlife organizations for particular animals
world wildlife fund
What factor is considered to be most important when building a food plot?
What is the minimum size required for a food plot?
1200 square feet
600 square feet
300 square feet
What is a good rule of thumb in building food plots as far as land use is concerned?
Plant half an acre for about every 20 acres.
Plant an acre for about every 10 acres.
Plant two acres for about every five acres.
How much land do you need to provide winter cover for animals?
What is the ideal position for a food plot in relation to where the animals live?
far away from the natural habitat
across the river from the animal habitat
parallel to the animal habitat
During what time of the year do deer feel nutritional stress in southern climates?
How deep should you dig to take random soil samples from the field for testing?
1 to 2 inches
6 to 8 inches
3 to 5 inches
What does soil testing tell you about the soil?
how much corn you can grow
how many animals you can feed
how much lime and fertilizer you need to add
How much protein do young deer (fawns) normally need?
22% of their diet
16% of their diet
10% of their diet
How much protein do male deer need for their antlers to develop properly?