Answer for Best food plot for bow season with only hand tools?

For early season, I would recommend cereal grains like wheat, rye grain, oats, or triticale. All of these will be seeded at a rate of 75-100lbs per acre. Although a larger seed that can be planted deep (up to 2″), they also will do well at around a 1/2″. Just make sure there is good bare soil to seed contact.