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Old 10-22-2011, 05:35 AM
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Do deer stop feeding on soy bean after the leaves fall off?
Since the leaves have fallen off the deer seem to have abandon the bean field.

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Old 10-22-2011, 06:42 AM
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Yes, when they brown out the deer move out.
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Old 10-22-2011, 02:52 PM
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when the beans and corn are harvested the deer must travel by your stand, before that they have no reason too.
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:36 PM
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They'll eat whatever they can.

No acorns? Sure, they'll eat brown beans.
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Old 10-22-2011, 09:55 PM
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They will still eat them but now they are going after the acorns probably.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:53 PM
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Around here, deer abandon soybean fields for other food sources when the leaves begin to turn yellow. Deer will return to the soybean fields in Dec/Jan to scavenge the pods.

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Old 10-23-2011, 06:37 PM
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time to hunt now is acorns and food plots that are green. When it gets cold and acorns start going away, if you got standing beans better hunt em they are high in protein, and provide good source of nutients for energy to make it through winter.
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Old 10-23-2011, 08:11 PM
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Deer feed more on beans in the mid to late summer when they are green. Once they start to turn the deer tend to spend less time in the beans. Having said this IMO there is nothing better to be sitting near when its dec-jan cold with snow on the ground than beans. I have had beans side by side with standing corn, turnips, clover, alfalfa and wheat and the deer pound the beans harder than anything else. It never ceases to amaze me how many deer can pour in to a standing bean field in jan.
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:07 PM
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After the beans have been harvested - after the field has been tilled - will the deer even cross the field?

First year I've had to hunt a "working" field. For the last 9 years the field has been fallow. Seemed to have something green for the deer to eat all year.

Any thoughts?
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Old 11-03-2011, 07:14 PM
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Yes, they will stop coming to the beans when they turn brown.
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