Do you think a food plot could be as effective on extremely small properties (say less than 10, or if we're getting specific, 4 acres)? I am considering brushhogging a couple 1/8th or 1/10th acre areas down at the back of my property for a couple of small food plots. I also have walking trails I could sow some no-till plots into.
I have been able to keep deer around through baiting but that has it's pitfalls, mostly in that it turns most deer nocturnal. I was thinking a couple of foodplots would be more effective as it would result in less human intrusions, unlike baiting which you have to go in every week or two to replenish your baitpile (no auto feeder for me).
Good food plots can make a world of difference. You have to analyze the situation and determine if cover or food is better. The fact that your baiting tells me the answer is food. If thats a main hunting spot, I would get a good cell cam, put it over the plot, and not go near it till kill time, based on intel from the cam.