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    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.
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    aye man. ive had bout the same experience. they like em when their a few inches tall an right before their picked. seems like they dont mess with em much in between those times. i usually but corn or other attractants out to keep em interested like you said.

    a buddy of mine farms an had about a 30 arce field that he aint pick 1 bean out of year before last. the field looked like somebody had run over it with a bushhog. craziest thing ive ever seen.
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    good luck to ya.
    A few weeks after they plant them beans get ready to start patternin that field. it wont be long an they'll be in em.
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    I say things will be in your favor with those beans. I love, love, love hunting bean fields. In my experience, deer love to eat the tops out of the beans while they are growing. You can pattern the deer easily in beans. Areas close to the wood line they will eat to the ground but, if you venture into the field and look for the beans with the tops missing, this will tell you what areas they like best.
    Another observation I've made is deer love to bed down in the beans when they are still green...day or night!
    Good luck!
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    THis is the first ive commented in a while ive been a little busy but like they said they love em best when they r comin up and green but they will actually eat the soybeans themselves later in season but nothin like the tops when they are green. Even though ther are bein planted a little later than most they will not last iny longer though.
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    Thanks for the good advice
    Thanks guys. I have known the deer to feed heavier around the edges which is great considering my stand placement near a hedgerow that joins 2 pieces of woods. Sounds to me like the later planting will work in my favor, but the beans will be not be any more useful in the late season. Sounds promising.
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