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!

Once again great info and content, keep it coming Sir, you are the boss.

I received the work book and cap, they are both high quality. Good job. Loving the class, great stuff.

I know you've probably mentioned one particular thing in this video several times, but for some reason it finally clicked with me today. Thank you, thank you!!
—John S

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

Trying to create the perfect deer habitat is a never ending process and worth every minute and dollar spent. Thank you for all of these great videos.

Jeff, Your videos are absolutely awesome, good teacher, great speaker, great filming. Keep up the great content.

Hey Jeff. You are fantastic at what you do, I think i speak for a lot of people when I say, Jeff is doing what he was meant to in life!

Great advice, all the best from Canada!!!

I watched the whole class in just a couple days, very good stuff! I especially liked the first video because it goes through his thought process.

You sir are the man. Thank you so much for your straight up honesty and the passion you bring to your channel!

Howtodesignyourfoodplotprogram workbook hat

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!
$30 Value


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.
a $30 Value


... worth over $120!

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.

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What Others Are Saying

These are my top 5 archery bucks i've taken all from the same property over the years using all the tactics i've learned from watching his video's!! The biggest in the middle scored 171-3/8s! Got my first archery buck when i was 15 & I'm turning 28 in June soo it took abit of time, but in my area I'm fairly well known for getting these bucks in that short time cause most hunters here maybe get lucky & shoot one like that in a whole lifetime lol

Tyler S

Happy to share that Kevan came out in spring of 22 and designed an amazing layout
I have 2 boys 5/7 and we use the ponds for fishing and they love riding the trails on all our toys!
We see a handful of the same bucks from June-Sept but when prime season kicks in, it is hot and steady action
It was not uncommon to see 6-8 different bucks a sit and always multiple does
Unfortunately I did not harvest one that I am looking for yet, but 2 of my good friend both got quality mature bucks last year (tine to start charging!lol)
On top of that the turkeys were relating more to some of the cuttings close to timber and alfalfa fields and that resulted in many mornings with multiple Tom’s coming in My 7 year old took his first and it was an awesome experience!

John T- Ohio

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 wanted to send these over so you could forward them to Jeff, I have hunted in Western PA my whole life and to shoot a buck over 120” is an accomplishment for most hunters. I have spent hours watching Jeff’s youtube videos. The pictures below are from bucks I shot since I started listening to what he taught on his videos about 4 years ago. Prior to watching his videos I never shot anything bigger than a 125” buck. I just wanted to take a moment to thank him for his dedication and knowledge, he has helped me to become a way better hunter and not spend an eternity of hours in the woods spooking deer. The biggest buck shot was one on a cold front morning, I had covid and had about a 700 yard walk to get to my stand in order to not spook them going in. I felt terrible but knew I had to be there. I learned where he was bedding and where he was eating. It was pouring down rain and when the rain stopped at 7:00 I shot the buck at 7:18 like clockwork. I recommend his videos to all of my friends and will always promote his business. I have been busy with work which is why im getting these plot mixes so late. Prior to this year I never needed food plots to hunt as I just took the basic principals I learned from jeff and used them, in this case this year I have to keep my target bucks a little closer on a new property since there is so much pressure here. Anyways Thanks again Jeff for all you do and continue to do, im excited to share the knowledge I have learned from you with my kids. Im not a kiss ass type of person but figured you might enjoy seeing the good that your doing by helping hunters.

Thank you,


Josh L- Pennsylvania

I can’t begin to express how happy I am to have made the decision to choose Whitetail Habit Solutions (WHS). Jeff and his team have done amazing things for everyone which includes me. As an out of state owner my time is limited and I knew I needed help so I researched and follow Jeff for awhile and the decision was very easy for me to learn from to get me on track. Kevan Smith came out to the property and was absolutely a beast getting things straightened out and offered great information to help me understand how to properly set things up and how to hunt the property the correct way.
I was able to turn my struggle over the years and turn it into a successful memory. I was able to do this by following the proven concepts Jeff created over the years. Staying focused to maximize the potential and leverage my limited time was important for me in order to become successful. WHS was able to help me get there. By following the concepts it offers a higher potential to the success you’re looking for and also gives you those important memories with family and friends on the way to fulfilling your dreams.
A Big Thank You to Jeff choosing to share for all to learn and for his team for sharing his vision. Your awesome!

Here are some photos of my 1st years success and more to come.

Brad- Kentucky

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