Needed some serious stress relief so I sat out last night watching deer. I sprayed off a 1200’ x 48’ lane that weeds keep choking out clover in. Did a mix of beans, peas, carrots, and other stuff as filler. Was interesting to see the early grazing habits.
I saw deer in death alley mid day. I was about 800 meters out, so no good visuals on buck/doe or what they were drawn to. Crawled up in the tower just after 6. By 7, half dozen bucks came in from a bedding area off my property. 3 very mature. Easily could see their racks and massive bodies at 350 meters +. Over the next 45
Minutes they pushed out all the does and fawns that walked in. While glassing them, could see they were grazing off the tallest plants which were the soy beans.
When they moved out, the Does and a few yearlings moved in. Like the bucks, grazed off the top of the beans. Additionally, they were plowing up the carrots. Didn’t appear as anything else was being touched.
Meanwhile I could see the corn stalks waiving as yearlings were tearing the crap out of the corn. Watched them until dark. Never saw a mature deer in the corn.
Oats – nothing, not a single deer
Clover – very minimal. Deer stopped, grazed for 10-39 seconds and moved on.
New seeded alfalfa- nothing