How To Plant And Design A Food Plot Program


Design Your Food Plot Properly

After the overwhelming success of our first web class in 2020, I'm really excited to bring you our second installment in our Web Class Series: How To Plant And Design A Food Plot Program.

What drives the ultimate success of your deer habitat, deer herd and deer hunting dreams? Your food plots!

From great soils to poor soils and so many soil types in-between, my journey began in 1995 with very little information available to the average food plotter. I found by pushing the limits of the Food Plot Planting Basics, there were a multitude of concepts that formed to create the basis for what I personally teach and use to this day.

Those basics make up the foundation of my food plot concepts that I originated many years ago, which you will learn in this Web Class.

Food plots are so powerful that, as an attraction, they have the ability to deliver success or failure in the management of your entire whitetail aspirations.

If you build your food plots correctly, you can reach your whitetail rewards quickly and efficiently; but, built incorrectly, you will experience the risk of a common, frustrating downward spiral of annual diminishing returns.

I am thankful that you are considering this class to guide you on the path towards your land’s ultimate potential of success!

By the end of this web class, you will earned the knowledge necessary to be the neighborhood deer influencer. And you will raise your land’s potential.

Jeff food plot class

Learn from an innovator in Food Plots since 1995

Featuring 30 online video lessons in over 20 hours of video grouped into 5 modules, you’ll learn:

  • All original, food plot experiences that are actually effective in the real world
  • Risk and Reward of Food Plots
  • The Importance of 5 Feedings Per Day Strategy
  • 3 critical food plot types that you need to understand and how to label
  • What the food plot pyramid is and the concepts determine what you need to plant
  • Why there is no perfect food plot shape: don't force a food plot square peg into a food plot round hole!
  • How to choose a location: trees, deer movement, timing of use, hunter access... it all matters
  • Why wet and shady foot plots are hard to work with
  • Examples of successful plots including Jeff's own personal food plots in MN and how he uses them to hunt
  • Food plots are not garages: the heavy equipment and expertise Jeff recommends if you need a dozer
  • An easy and highly proven way to calibrate your chemical sprayer

... and much, much more!

Jeff With Buck

Your Instructor

Jeff Sturgis takes decades of pursuing his passion, and then professionally transfers those pursuits into the enhancement of his client’s, reader's and viewer's hunting and habitat experiences, across the entire country. Jeff prides himself in creating the healthiest free-ranging deer herds in the world of whitetails, as well as taking on the challenge of hunting the oldest bucks in the neighborhood. Not only has he been able to create, own and operate a successful business in the whitetail industry since 2005, but he has been able to work along side his wife Diane while doing so.

Jeff received the QDMA's Deer Manager of the Year award in 2004, and hasn't stopped learning since. After studying and creating over 1000 whitetail videos and articles, as well as working on over 1000 client lands across 26 whitetail states, Jeff is in a league of his own when it comes to the ability to design your habitat, herd and hunt - anywhere a whitetail roams!

Hey Jeff, thanks again for another great video! We all really appreciate the time you guys spend to put these together!

This info is incredible! You have me riveted to the screen and will be using this info and passing it on.

I love your videos. I think I have watched every one at least twice. I just love your practical advice, with no hype or showboat... Keep up the great work.

Great information! Of course the best way to fix a problem is to fully understand what’s actually happening! Thanks!!

You help us out more than you know. Read all the books and love implementing your techniques. Thanks again from Mississippi!

I have no idea where you find the time to film, write, teach, visit 100 properties... and kill 4 monster bucks! Kudos to you Jeff, you’re a machine!!

Jeff has allowed me to take the advanced principles of land management, and put them to use on my property in a language I could understand.
—Eric E

Thanks Jeff. I just had 2 weeks off due to covid19. We made tremendous progress implementing all your knowledge. completely changed how I look at my land.

I highly recommend any of Jeff's books to any serious whitetail hunter and manager. By far some of the most beneficial whitetail literature today.
—Michael M

Following your guidance and advice I killed my biggest buck to date in 2018. Thanks for everything, keep em coming!!

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PLUS: Exclusive bonuses...

Exclusive WHS Hat

Most deer hunters love hats, and we know you will enjoy this exclusive, high quality hat made exclusively for this web class! Hopefully you will want to collect them all!
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Make sure to follow along with your web class workbook that will be personally signed by Jeff and mailed to your shortly after your purchase. For this second class, there is room for notes on each page, as well as pages to begin designing your program towards the end of the book.
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Free eBook Collection

Along with the “How To Design Your Deer Hunting Parcel” web class, enjoy our first 3 eBooks as further foundations of content to assist you in more accurately designing your hunt, habitat and herd.
—$60 Value

Future Discounts For Upcoming Web Classes

After you purchase this web class, we're giving you a 20% Off savings code for a substantial savings on any other web class series that is in our library in the future. We expect major hunting and habitat classes to be released during the Fall, Winter and Spring of 2020/2021. This offer extends to retail price only, and your savings code can be used at any time after the initial 30 day introductory price for each web series.

Membership In WHS Private Facebook Group

This is a private, “Members Only” Facebook page that is only available by invitation to web class purchasers and site visit clients. Are you tired of wading through the plethora of poor online advice? Then you can take advantage of high-quality discussions with passionate hunters and habitat managers who share a common goal of getting it done right the first time.

A beautiful field of green is only part of your overall success!

Since 2005 I have designed over 1000 deer parcels for paying clients in 26 states. However, I understand that not every individual can pay my daily rate of nearly $3000. Also, even though I am visited 125 clients during the 2020 client season, that total number is likely the most I will ever visit again. I really like to stay home more often throughout the year to spend time with family, friends and the whitetail lands that I personally work and hunt on. I am often asked to complete online or phone consultations and those practices simply are not effective and even with the level of experience that I carry, I do not believe that those level of services create enough depth and value to place my stamp of approval on. Due to a lack of time, folks that simply can’t afford to have me visit their land and the level of inaccuracy that online or phone consultations provide, my WHS web classes have been born!

Become a herd influencer

I am extremely excited to deliver to you what I feel is an exceptional compromise between my actual boots on the ground at your deer parcel versus the lower level of accuracy for online and phone consultations. What I try do my best through my web class is to take you through the logical progression of steps for what it takes to design your food plot program in person, by allowing you to make the decisions of balance needed to accurately build a plan that fits you, your resources, your land and the local needs of the whitetail herd. These concepts work, and have been originated by me personally and have been proven over decades of work by tens of thousands of viewers, readers and clients. While these are the concepts that flood my books and over 1000 articles and videos that can be found on my website and YouTube channel, this is the most comprehensive set of content that can be used to effectively design a successful food plot program – within the steps that you should work to complete them in.

By the conclusion of the class you should know where your food plots should go, the differences between different types of food plots (holding, hunting, destination), food sources, calibrating your sprayer, use of chemicals, use of soil tests, and much more – and WHY!

My WHS Web Classes (with more to come) are the next best thing to having me design your land in person, and I am excited to open the availability of these classes to a far greater number of folks than the number I personally work with per year – at a much more affordable price!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What do I need to access the course?

If you have an Internet connection and a modern web browser, you'll be able to view the content.

Can I download the course for offline use?

Not at this time but please let us know if this is something you need. We might be able to make accommodations due to your circumstances (eg spotty/slow Internet, plane trip, etc.).

Is the course available on other formats (eg DVD, audio only).

Not at this time. However, please let us know if this is something you would find useful.

Are there closed-captions / transcript available?

Not yet, but please let us know so we can make accommodations.

What if I am unhappy with the course? Is there any refunds?

If you are unsatisfied, please let us know so we can address your concern.

I purchased the class—how do I login?

After you purchase the class, you will be prompted to create a password to this website and setup your account. If you forgot your password please try resetting it.

What Others Are Saying

Just finished my first on line class... I can imagine some guys saying I've read the books, I've watched the videos, I may have been on a designed property before...I don't need the class, what could I possibly gain from it...well...I've read the books 5 or 6 times each, watched the videos multiple times, been on your designed properties and been on properties with you’s much like when you tell us about how you will surpass a 1000 clients this year...the more you hear, see and do...the more your eyes and mind put all the pieces of the puzzle together. Too often people look for or expect too much....if you can't learn just one thing each time you read a book, watch a video, walk your need to remove your blinders!

Bruce M

First off thanks for all the videos and posts that you have made. I read them all. But a special thanks is in order for your article last week. You talked about hunting the cold front Saturday. Well you convinced me enough to drive 2 hours to my parents hunting land to hunt. On a typical year I wouldn't have started hunting until mid October. But back to my story.

It's Saturday night and I'm in my stand by 5pm. By 6:30 I had already seen 6 different bucks. No shooters or at least not what I was looking for. About 7pm that monster buck came out. Just like you predicted. We had pictures of this buck, and so did the surrounding properties. So how lucky I feel, to have gotten this buck; it is still overwhelming! I know that if I wouldn't have seen your message about hunting Saturday, I wouldn't have been in the woods."

Nick B

Since watching Jeff’s videos and reading his articles, I’ve completely changed the way I think and strategize my habitat work. As I’ve taken on his strategies as my own, I have learned to transition my hunting properties to improve the habitat as well as my food plots for better fall hunting, and the results speak for themselves!

Terron B

I've found Jeff's concepts to be original, refreshing and highly effective! Not only do his concepts of defining deer bedding and movement patterns based on food sources work extremely well, but his use of the weather aligns with my own experiences for determining exactly when a mature buck will be on his feet. Jeff's teachings cover the entire spectrum of attracting, holding, building and hunting a great deer herd - even on small parcels!


Jeff sent me his new book a month ago and it has helped me tremendously with my food plots and how to set them up. He explains what seed to use and what time to plant the seed. He explains in depth how small thin plots are great for keeping deer on your property and getting the deer to go where you want them to. I am implementing Jeffs ideas this year and creating a long thin plot that will connect with my main plot and that way I know where to set my stand up. Jeff also talks about doe and buck bedding areas and his ideas are very easy to follow and are great for any hunter who wants to improve his chances at mature bucks.

Scott M

I've been a fanatic whitetail hunter for 26 years and counting. Over the years I've read just about every whitetail magazine, book, & blog to increase my odds of success. The 2nd year after reading Jeffs book and implementing his tactics, improvements, proper balance of food and habitat, etc... an increase of herd to around 70 deer by the end of season (not kidding your sightings will increase as the season progresses including bucks!). I harvested 2 awesome 8pts, passed on 18 immature bucks, and harvested 4 does to help balance the herd. My results may seem too good to be true...something like a fad diet....but trust me once you start to read this you won't be able to put it down and once you implement Jeff's concepts and design will be able to take your hunting success to the next level you so desire!!! I promise;)

Anthony G

Jeff's concepts make a lot of sense and I can't wait to apply them to my 130 acre property located in central Michigan. If you own or lease hunting property I encourage you to read Whitetail Success by Design. Not only is the book informative and easy to follow, it is very interesting and fun to read. I am excited to get to start working on a number of his ideas this spring.

Bill C

Huge shout out to Jeff Sturgis and his infinite whitetail wisdom. I installed a waterhole back in August just for this one particular buck after watching Jeff's videos. Before too long all the deer in the vicinity were hammering it including this guy. Fast forward to the morning of October 27th when a hot doe was thirsty around 8:20 AM and led this guy right past me at 30 yards.


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