Pat tells Jim and Trav that he has done a lot of seminars on the how-to’s of implementing water sources in your hunting areas. He says that deer, especially bucks during the rut, can go without food for a while – however water is a must-have several times a day. By intentionally creating water holes in and around your food sources, bedding areas and other locations where deer feel relatively safe on your property, you’ll create a large draw to your hunting area. When it comes to food plots, a lot of thought needs to go into placement. Pat tells Jim and Trav that hunters need to pinpoint a location that is remote, away from roads and where deer feel comfortable and unpressured. Plot placement should also take stand location into consideration – hunters will need a place to hunt that plot from, and a location that won’t alert or bump deer that frequent the area. When thinking about size, Pat says that small food plots may need to be protected. Small plots can be grazed off before they get a chance to mature if there are a lot of deer in the area, and Pat will explain how to protect those food sources until you are ready to expose them to the deer. Tune in for an informational look at creating food and water sources on your hunting property.