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#3170534 - 02/20/13 08:33 AM If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer....
BlountArrow
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what would you think would be most beneficial for deer? I have three different pastures that are separated by hedge rows and total pasture acreage is roughly 6 acres between the three. If there were no limits as to what you could plant what would you choose. I think corn might be a given. And, if you're going to say soy beans let me know what kind/type you prefer. What else; let's hear it?

Thanks in advance.
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#3170538 - 02/20/13 08:38 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BlountArrow]
Bayou Buck
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I'd go with Eagle Seed Beans. Plenty of forage up till the fall and you can overseed with cereal grains in fall for a winter food source along with the pods. If your fields are small though, I'm not sure how they would take the grazing pressure.
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#3170539 - 02/20/13 08:39 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BlountArrow]
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Everybody's been on the eagle soybeans here lately. I don't know a much better summer time crop. Problem is planting enought to withstand the browse pressure they'll get. Corn is always a given but no benefit for summer growth but a great winter attractant. That's why will do both. The beans are great late season as well if they produced good in the summer..
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#3170546 - 02/20/13 08:46 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: Hollar Hunter]
BlountArrow
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I doubt I have enough deer for over grazing to be a problem. I wondered how many would say Eagle beans. I've never tried them. But, I tried some form of round up ready beans several years ago and I was unimpressed with the foraging - deer didn't seem to be impressed by them but the beans grew great.
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#3170572 - 02/20/13 09:14 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BlountArrow]
smstone22
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Eagle beans or I would consider round up ready alfalfa in my area. You could also turn a profit by leasing it to someone to cut and bale it.
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#3170663 - 02/20/13 10:49 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: smstone22]
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Eagle forage beans. Absolutely no doubt in my mind.
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#3170685 - 02/20/13 11:19 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BSK]
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yeah,soybeans
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#3170880 - 02/20/13 02:05 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: Football Hunter]
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Beans
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#3170919 - 02/20/13 03:02 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: NBF7240]
BlountArrow
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Let's talk about Eagle brand beans for a moment.
So, I just got off the phone with my local Coop and the type of Eagle brand bean they usually sale is the "Wildlife Manager's Mix". Does that sound right to you guys? These are round-up ready. Is this what I want if I'm going to do soy beans?
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#3170985 - 02/20/13 04:19 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BlountArrow]
BowGuy84
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beans...and as others said, I'd over seed as they turned yellow.
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