RE: Best winter food plot, and when to plant?
In my experience, I've found that the most effective fall/hunting plots would be a soybean mix, an oats/wheat blend or possibly even a brassica blend if you want a plot that won't turn on until the later season. I've had outstanding results with late planted soybeans and this has been better than any of the commercial blends I've ever tried. Also, Buck Forage Oats have been successful for us as well. All in all though, if i could only have one planting to hunt over all season long then I would opt for Bio-Logic Bio-Maxx. This stuff will attract and hold deer from our opener (Oct 1) through the close of our season in mid Jan.
An "archer" tries to see how far away he can get from his target and still connect, a BOWHUNTER tries to see how CLOSE he can get to his!