June 15, 2013 at 10:09pm
Looking for advice on hunting over bean fields. I have hunted over soybeans with success many times. The landowner has wheat standing right now and will harvest within the week and plant late beans. Are these late beans expected to help me in the late season? With being planted late they will no doubt be standing late. The only mast crops (acorns) will be in the thick cutover I have not been hunting since it is so thick, heavily bedded and a good sanctuary. I hope the deer will show in the beans rather than stick to the oaks in the thick stuff. If not, maybe they will at least hit the beans hard when the acorns have gone bad? I have seen deer eat beans best when green or brown, but not much in between. Corn is not worth baiting with to me like it used to be because it is expensive and the deer will gobble it up after dark. I now use very little corn if possible, just enough to keep them interested even when the field was planted in tobacco and winter wheat last year, which worked well. Probably put out no more than 100lbs. total, spreading it thin and killed deer all season. I am hoping to be cost efficient as much as possible and use the late beans to my advantage. Please advise.