Effect of disc/plowing a field?Contributors to this thread:
I think I know the answer but what are your experiences with pre/post plowing of a corn field? I was excited about a particular stand location and the multiple photos I had of a good buck. I was waiting until Nov 1 and the wind to hunt this stand which happen to fall on the same day. When I arrived yesterday the field had been plowed; it was plowed on Oct 23rd based on my pics. I hunted the stand yesterday evening and this morning as the wind allowed and didn't see deer #1. Needless to say I'm very bummed about this as the stand/camera location was really hot prior to the 23rd.
Little to nothing to attract them in a plowed corn field. I would think that plowing buries all the waste corn.
I’ve had little to no action hunting over tilled fields of corn. Or beans. Sucks
I have it written in my contract with the farmer that I lease my farm to that under no circumstance will any fall tillage be done. Deer don't like walking across a chisel plowed field any more than we do. It is a pain. These fields have no food value when tilled.
In Eastern South Dakota, if the crops come out on schedule and the farmers get to do their fall tillage, it can become a white desert if it snows early. If this happen prior to the start of rifle season, the deer will sometimes lay up in the plowed season as any available cover is hit hard by hunters. You can sometimes spot many deer laying in the rows of plowing.
I see herds of deer every winter grazing in chiseled fields. I would prefer that they not be but it is a necessary farming practice for some. It may however cause the deer to feed more in my standing plots though.
Discing is ok. Plowing is bad. Two totally different things.