I have never killed one off one either- but i had a droptine 5.5 yr old in one for an hours opening morning from 7 to 8, while i fished (or destroyed my lower unit tryingPer our club management program, we shoot 4+ year olds. I'd say that of the 12-16 bucks we kill in an average year that 60-70% are killed off plots. I've got the data, just need to look & refresh my memory of exact number.
Same here. In 24 years, as far as my memory serves, only one mature buck has been killed out of a field….and that was during the velvet hunt. I have a few daylight pics of mature bucks in fields during daylight, but very few.
1/2" in rain gage at house...would love to have gotten more but not complaining...we needed it badly....at main property north of here, per radar, we may have gotten more.Amen! Northern Dickson getting it too! Finally....sowed 7½ acres of plots last Saturday...needed this ground soaker bad.
I don't think so in our part of country unless we get a freak long term cold weather event. In MI, MN, WI, Dakotas it probably does, but they sure grow a heck of a lot of wheat in KS too. Biggest advantage to rye imo is that it'll grow in low ph crappy soil where wheat struggles.Is there enough of considerable difference in the germination rates of wheat vs rye in the cold ?