Greetings to all from a Hoosier. I must say I greatly envy your superb management of your states deer herd especially how tightly you control non resident numbers and do not have a fire arm season during the rut. I wish my home state of Indiana was as wise. As I never have nor do I plan to do so in the distant future do any deer hunting in your state I joined this website on the advice of others at the bow hunting website "The Bow Site" in my efforts for educating myself on how to plant food plots. I have always thought about deer hunting in Iowa, but I simply don't have the time now or even in the distant future to even consider doing so. Now to my reason for joining your website. I just was granted permission two days ago to hunt a 60 acre block of private woods in my home state about a 3hr 20 minuet drive from my home. It is old Peabody coal company land. It is comprised of almost entirely of dense woods with a lot of thick under brush. The property's entire eastern border is an old blade road that was created to allow drag lines to travel from area to area. It has access on all sides and is surrounded by areas of far more dense woods than open areas. Per the land owner this blade road is about 50 yards wide and runs the entire length of the lands east border. This "blade road" road is still maintained by the land owner and the natural growth never gets much above ankle height maybe a little higher. There is very little in the way of agriculture or crops with in 2-3 miles in any direction. Now for what I need help with. I know basically nothing about creating food plots and the land owner strongly suggested I do some frost seeding of red or white clover in some small areas in the blade road based on the deer sign I find. I am going to the land the 3rd weekend this month for 3-4 days and if possible would like to do some frost seeding then. What I need to know is how does one frost seed with the best chance of success? I own a NITB Scotts broad cast spreader so I can use that to cast the seed. If anyone knows of a video or a link to a good explanation of all the information I need to know to be successful at frost seeding please post it. If not then I will need someone who has enjoyed a high level of success with frost seeding to please share with me all the steps they took. I would also need a recommendation on who makes a clover seed that works best for frost seeding. I have pulled up the land on Goggle Earth and the woods look at this point to be much to dense to plant a food plot in and I wont know if any areas can be cleared and made into a food plot till I get down there, so frost seeding the blade road looks like my best bet for a chance at getting a food plot started with minimal effort for the my sons and I first hunts this fall. I think I would likely be best served if someone can from first hand experience recommend a good step by step book for a complete novice such as I on food plots that includes frost seeding. I feel it is worth mentioning that I have very limited tools available to me for improving the land for planting food plots and at this point so any food plots will have to be small and simple. The fact I am a little over 3 hours travel from the land and I don't get much time off work is also another factor that I need to consider in any food plots I wish to create. Based on the lack of agricultural crops in the area I can see where a food plot could really help my boys and myself chances of bow hunting success this fall. Well that's it, thanks to anyone who takes the time to help me out with my beginning education in planting food plots.