Monday, March 2, 2009

New Resource for Food Plot Information

Whitetails Unlimited members interested in establishing and maintaining food plots have a new resource for information. J. Wayne Fears, who has researched, developed and wrote about food plots literally from the beginning of the concept, now has a regular column in the pages of Whitetails Unlimited Magazine.

Fears, who has been managing and writing about white-tailed deer for some 50 years, did his first research on food plots in the late 1960s. He has degrees from Auburn University and the University of Georgia, and his half-century of hands-on experience as a game and property manager, researcher, hunter and outdoor journalist give him the skills to provide WTU members with easily understandable information on this wide topic. Fears is the author of more than 20 books and 4,200 magazine articles.

Titled "The Food Plot Doctor," Fears uses questions that are e-mailed by WTU members as the basis for the topics he writes about. While he can't answer specific e-mails, the column will highlight questions or problems that readers are having with food plots, making his column both topical and informative.

"Our members now have a direct line to one of the most knowledgeable sources anywhere on the topic of food plots," said Whitetails Unlimited Magazine Editor Jeff Davis. "J. Wayne is one of those people who is at the top of his profession, but at the same time he's always eager to learn more. I watched him at an industry food plot seminar, and he was asking great questions, down on his hands and knees crawling through food plots looking at plants, and drawing additional information out of the company biologists. It was a real lesson on how a journalist should work. When you couple that with his clear, informative, and easy to read writing style, you can understand why I'm excited about having his work in the pages of Whitetails Unlimited Magazine." Whitetails Unlimited Magazine is published four times a year, and distributed to approximately 90,000 members across the U.S. As the column goes forward, the preceding four Food Plot Doctor columns will be archived on the Whitetails Unlimited website.

Press Release found at the Outdoor Wire

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