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Deer still hammering the Soybeans?
Whitetail Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 27-Nov-17
qdm 27-Nov-17
qdm 27-Nov-17
Turkeyhunter 27-Nov-17
loprofile 27-Nov-17
t-roy 27-Nov-17
Pat Lefemine 28-Nov-17
DuckhunterBrad 28-Nov-17
Pat Lefemine 28-Nov-17
Mad Trapper 28-Nov-17
From: Pat Lefemine
27-Nov-17

Pat Lefemine's DeerBuilder embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's DeerBuilder embedded Photo

I love soybean plots. This is my 4th season growing them. But usually by 11/1 the deer move into my brassicas here in northern NY. Not this year. The deer won't leave my soybean field and my brassicas are a distant 2nd. It's been a strange year all around, but I've not seen this before.

From: qdm
27-Nov-17
Soy beans Corn and clover in this order pretty much says it all. Every thing else is a distant 2nd in my part of Wis.

From: qdm
27-Nov-17
Soy beans Corn and clover in this order pretty much says it all. Every thing else is a distant 2nd in my part of Wis.

From: Turkeyhunter
27-Nov-17
Pat i planted 6 acres soybean but deer didnt let it grow high enough to form pods. How many lbs per acre are you planting. Do you have to protect them at early growth stages. Thanks

From: loprofile
27-Nov-17
Electric fence rules in our area. Without it they have no chance.

27-Nov-17
Clover, beans/rye grain mix, have not touched the brassica yet. We have not had day temps get below freezing though and not hard hard freezes two nights in a row.

From: t-roy
27-Nov-17
Corn/beans/brassicas. Hitting them relatively evenly here. I’d say they utilized my brassicas extensively a lot earlier this year than ever before which was very surprising to me. Usually it is much later. We had a typical fall here, temperature wise.

From: Pat Lefemine
28-Nov-17

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Watched this little guy for an hour. Tearing up the beans.
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Watched this little guy for an hour. Tearing up the beans.
This morning. 14 degrees out!. Could have easily shot him.

28-Nov-17
I have had phenomenal luck with soybean plots. I try to keep mine around 5 acres with wheat/oats drilled in any areas that the beans are thin. Hard to beat that plot for September-December attraction.

28-Nov-17
Pat, We need some of that cold weather! My experience is standing mature beans are the most attractive to deer when it is cold AND there is snow on the ground. Same experience for standing Milo. I think they find it easier to not have to uncover their food source?

From: Pat Lefemine
28-Nov-17

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
45 minutes after I left the stand this morning - in my beans.
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
45 minutes after I left the stand this morning - in my beans.
So this is kinda funny. I left this stand at 10:AM to jump on a conference call with work. This buck walked 15 yards from my stand at 11. Figures.

From: Mad Trapper
28-Nov-17
My deer are learning to jump our fences. They hammer the beans. By far one of my favorites.

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