It definitely doesn’t sting to have not planted spring plots this year.As far as this year I agree its too early to panic about a drought. I remember 2012 that was bad so damn hot and dry . I has just purchased my property in Benton County hadn't put in any plots yet they would have been toast. My old farm in Putnam County saw significant outbreak of EHD that year. The two bothers that bought it found lots of dead deer.
Like 20 said who knows may get a cool July and rain.
You and I both, I’ll be planting around then hoping for moisture! Love when the cheats say food plotting is the same as baiting!Agee 20, I did plant my plot screen , Egyptian Wheat few weeks ago. It's about 6" tall hope it makes it. Like to plant my turnip rape,radish plots late July keeping fingers crossed I can this year.
That’s the bad thing about EHD is that it takes out the most mature bucks. Out of all the deer I have found dead around water in EHD years only a few of them were does, mostly all big bucks.EHD hit in our area of Western IA last year, really bad about 10-20 miles north of my farm. We lost a buck that would have scored 180-185. Sad