Deer & Deer Hunting

CEREAL RYE: NATURE’S BEST SOIL BUILDER AND DEER FEED

By late summer, it was painfully obvious that the alfalfa plot wasn’t happening. In fact, I was mildly surprised that I had close to 10% of a stand growing, especially with the weather being so uncooperative that year.

Luckily, I had a plan, which greatly reduced the frustration factor. On Sept. 1, the alfalfa plot was turned under and cereal rye hit the dirt. Jump to mid-November and I honestly lost count of how many different bucks I saw exit the nearby standing corn and enter the three parts Antler King Fall-Winter-Spring, and one part Antler King Lights Out Forage Oats plot. The reason that the owner had wanted alfalfa was because he believed it could draw the deer out of the sea of corn and beans in the area to feed on the alfalfa. All along, I knew if the alfalfa failed, cereal rye would do the trick, and it did.

About an hour before dark one evening, the buck I was after travelled through the corn, popped into the woods and walked into the cereal rye, at about 12 paces from me, when my SEVR-tipped bolt vanished into his boiler room.

If there was only one crop

Stai leggendo un'anteprima, registrati per continuare a leggere.

Altro da Deer & Deer Hunting

Deer & Deer Hunting2 min letti
DID YOU SEE ANYTHING&
We often take life’s little thing for granted probably because we make ourselves so busy that we never slow down to look around. Deer hunting is a perfect example. No matter how many times I head afield each fall, I fail to give honest reports to my
Deer & Deer Hunting3 min letti
The Great 8 On 3 Acres
I own a small, 3-acre property in Tigerton, Wisconsin. At one time, it was well-known that Tigerton produced massive bucks thanks to an abundance of farmland and a huge parcel of public land where the hunters worked together to let ‘em grow. Eventual
Deer & Deer Hunting3 min letti
Top Tips for Census Cams
If you want to get the most (and best) intel on the deer roaming your hunting property, you need to come up with a trailcamera plan that works for you. I’ve “been there, done that” on the trail-cam thing over the past 25+ years, and here’s just a few