Heartland Wildlife Institute
Annual Wildlife Mix
Annual Wildlife Mix grows and ripens at different rates providing a long term food source for your favorite wildlife. Deer especially like to eat the sorghum heads. Timed right, the sorghum could be ready at the beginning of bow season. It will also provide good winter wildlife cover for game birds and rabbits when planted at the prescribed rate.
- Unbelievable food source and cover for turkeys, pheasant, quail, as well as deer and other wildlife
- Tall and thick (up to 6 feet tall) this mix of Annual Grains and Seed Legumes influence the travel patterns of your deer and upland game
- Contains hybrid sorghum, forage peas and beans, millets, high oil sunflowers, and buckwheat
Buck Buster Brassicas (Annual)
Buck Buster Brassicas is a blend of hybrid brassicas, forage rape and turnips. This blend is also found in our Buck Buster Extreme and our Secret Weapon. Buck Buster Brassicas attracts and holds deer late into the fall and early winter. It provides an excellent source of energy to help deer get through the harshest winters. If you seed by itself, use more nitrogen fertilizer. Depending upon moisture and soil conditions, this product can easily grow to 3 feet tall. You can add this blend to other mixes if you want to extend the growing period and add more attraction to another mix. Use 1.5 to 2 pounds per 1/2 acre. Because this blend sprouts and grows rapidly, you can also use it as a cover crop over a perennial mix.
Buck Buster Extreme (Annual)
Buck Buster Extreme is designed to be planted in the early fall as a fall/winter food plot. It will also serve extremely well as a hunting plot. Buck Buster Extreme is a blend of winter oats, winter rye and forage soybeans and three brassicas: a hybrid turnip, forage rape and purple top turnips. The frost tolerant ingredients in this mix offer a different peak attraction period, providing deer activity through all hunting seasons.
Buck Forage Oats (Annual)
When it comes to providing quality fall forage, nothing beats oats! Buck Forage Oats are much more winter-hardy than most others. They tend to grow slower, which means more tender and palatable. Buck Forage Oats can tolerate temperatures approaching 0°. Deer will dig Buck Forage Oats out of snow cover.
Secret Weapon (Annual)
Secret Weapon is a blend of winter peas and forage soybeans combined with a blend of brassicas. The brassicas include turnips, forage rape, and hybrid forage turnips. This blend will provide a unique late season and early winter food plot ideal for those small plots that are are the right size for a "Secret Weapon" in your best hunting locations. Deer will hit this plot hard for several weeks. With turnips in the blend, they will come back in winter.
Winter Survival Mix (Annual)
Winter Survival Mix requires little care once everything begins to grow well. Mow around the outside of the plot before the vines spread out of the food plot to give the pumpkins plenty of vining room.
- Anyone who knows deer, knows deer love pumpkins!
- Phenomenal Late Season Attraction and Winter Food
- High in Carbohydrates, Oil (Fat), and Fiber
- Increases Winter Survival and Late Season Hunting Success
- Contains Pumpkins, High Oil Sunflowers, Corn, Big Bulb Turnip and Beets When winter hits, this is where the deer will be.Unlike any other mix in the industry, this mix will provide unequaled cold weather energy, as well as cover. The metabolizable energy levels will pull deer from a long distance and hold them there. Developed in our nation's icebox, Minnesota, this Winter Survival Mix will work for you!
Forested Trail Blend (Perennial)
While Forested Trail Blend is a shade tolerant mix, it does need some sunlight. East/west trails work well. Also look for openings with southern exposures on the top of ridges. Trim back as much brush or small trees as you can to provide maximum sun exposure. Forested Trail Blend contains our hand-selected New Zealand type ladino and a grazing style subterranean clover. Plant in the spring, as soon as conditions permit.
Hi Pro Forage (Perennial)
Hi Pro Forage is a a unique blend of annual brassicas, perennial clovers, and birdsfoot trefoil. The brassicas are hybrid forage turnips and a forage rape. Both provide early season high protein browse with great re-growth qualities. Hi Pro Forage also serves as a cover crop for establishing the perennial clovers consisting of our New Zealand type grazing style ladino clover, alsike clover, and medium red clover. This blend is very frost tolerant so it is good for late season activity and is highly attractive after frost in the first year. This blend produces a lot of high protein biomass so it is great for spots with lots of deer. Plant primarily in spring. Late summer planting in adequate moisture can produce a lush fall food plot. Plant in full, mostly sun for maximum production.
Rack Maker (Annual)
Our newest product, Rack Maker, is among the best high quality perennial mix in the industry. It's affordable and easy to plant. Rack Maker is an essential mix for your food plot arsenal and will last 6 years or more. Very drought tolerant, this perennial alfalfa based mix is perfect for sandy soils. Very high in protein for bigger antlers and healthier deer. This mix is winter hardy and heat tolerant and will grow at most latitudes of this country.
Rack Maker Plus Chicory (Perennial)
Rack Maker Plus (Chicory) includes several special legume varieties. The main alfalfa has fine stems and lots of leaf, which deer find very attractive. The ladino clover is a New Zealand grazing type, which withstands a lot of browsing. This blend also contains berseem clover, which comes up quickly and acts as a cover crop, and birdsfoot trefoil, which is extremely hardy. The very high disease resistance and persistence of this blend make it a great choice for a potential 4 to 5 year food plot. This blend works well in a variety of full sun settings. It would also work well if you want something from which you could bale good quality hay.
Topseed Trophy Clover (Perennial)
Topseed Trophy Clover® is designed to compliment and coexist with other clovers. The aggressive members of the white and Ladino families of clovers found in Topseed Trophy Clover are compatible with most food plot varieties of clovers already on the market. Don't allow your alfalfa and clovers to go to seed before September 1st. As soon as you see flower steps, mow the top 1/2 of the plot. Also mow if you have weeds or grass threatening to take over. Mow only the weeds or grass. Fertilize clovers and alfalfas in the fall using a no nitrogen fertilizer.
Wildlife Habitat (Perennial)
Wildlife Habitat is the only mix we offer with grass. The grass component offers some resistance and durability under occasional vehicle travel and was chosen for short term benefit. The mix is made using several clovers, tetraploid rye, orchard grass, timothy, alfalfa, Dwarf Essex Rape, and birdsfoot trefoil. This mix can easily work into any reclamation project offering erosion control while providing a tremendous forage base for a wide range of wildlife, primarily deer.