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#3170994 - 02/20/13 04:27 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BowGuy84]
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last 2 years weve had around 300 acres in soybean. great early season but not so much after there picked. This year it all going in corn probaly be the other way around.
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#3171012 - 02/20/13 04:45 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BowGuy84]
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i would do 3 acres in eagle seed beans and 3 acres in corn
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#3171018 - 02/20/13 04:48 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: muddyboots]
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Alfalfa.
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#3171130 - 02/20/13 06:18 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: Tnwakeboarder]
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I wouldn't plant anything and just let it go fallow.
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#3171171 - 02/20/13 06:56 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BigGameGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: BigGameGuy
I wouldn't plant anything and just let it go fallow.


I would do this on half of a field. I've seen several fields that had fallow sections butting up against cultivated crops do great for deer. The fallow parts give the deer security cover to stand in, a wider selection of browse that's more drought resistant, and generally seem to boost daytime sightings. If it grows tall enough, they will come out in it more readily than an open field. Put a stand high enough on a field that size and you'll still have good shot opportunities.
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#3171184 - 02/20/13 07:09 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: Crosshairy]
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Eagle beans Large Lad or Big Fellow.
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#3171207 - 02/20/13 07:32 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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I don't see Milo mentioned ?? The profit margin is not close to corn but deer love it.
http://news.utcrops.com/2012/11/profitability-outlook-7/
http://farmingforwildlife.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=91&Itemid=1


Edited by WestTn Huntin'man (02/20/13 07:34 PM)
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#3171222 - 02/20/13 07:47 PM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: BowGuy84]
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Hard to beat some Eagle Seed beans.
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#3171526 - 02/21/13 05:35 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: primos32]
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So is there a difference between "Eagle Seed Beans", "Eagle Large Lad", "Eagle Big Fellow", and the "Eagle Wildlife Manager's Mix"?

I do like the Milo idea as well. I have planted grain sorghum before. I'm not sure the deer took to the sorghum much but I figure the turkeys had to have been all about it, but I wasn't running cameras religiously back then.
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#3171649 - 02/21/13 08:14 AM Re: If you could plant Ag Crops for Deer.... [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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 Originally Posted By: WestTn Huntin'man
I don't see Milo mentioned ??


Milo is more of a fall-season food source (deer eat the seedheads). For summer protein and volume of quality food produced, I want a major legume, with beans preferred over peas, although both are good.
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