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#3086467 - 12/19/12 08:06 AM Re: Standing beans. [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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 Originally Posted By: richmanbarbeque
 Originally Posted By: BSK
Deer are genetically driven to seek out high-energy foods at this time of year. If deer are subsisting heavily on soybeans at this time of year, their diet is lacking in what the most need. I would consider heavy utilization of soybeans at this time of year to be a negative indicator.


I have seen several instances where clover, WW and other food sources are within the deers range and they are in the beans. How come?


Being "in the beans" and subsisting heavily on them are two different things. What percent of their diet is beans? What percent is other food sources? What are those other food sources? What is in the local deer's stomachs?

Deer will eat a wide variety of foods at any given time, even when a single high-quality food source is readily available. The question is, what percent of their diet is each food source?
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#3097565 - 12/27/12 12:31 PM Re: Standing beans. [Re: muddyboots]
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My son and I went and checked our foodplot this morning getting ready for this weekend youth hunt. The deer have really turned onto the brassicas in the last 2 weeks. I guess they like them now that all my beans are gone... Anyhow hoping my son gets his first deer this weekend. Got 3 different bucks on cams regular there but a doe would work.
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#3099145 - 12/28/12 02:50 PM Re: Standing beans. [Re: Roost 1]
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We paid our farmer to leave some beans in the field last year. It appeared to be an absolute waste of money, as far as a hunting attractant. Not one deer was seen eating the beans. Doesn't mean it wasn't taking place at night.
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#3100565 - 12/29/12 08:04 PM Re: Standing beans. [Re: BigAl]
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Deer starting to feed in my eagle beans last two days.
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#3101971 - 12/30/12 07:47 PM Re: Standing beans. [Re: tickweed]
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About 30 something in them tnis evening!
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