As many of you know...i got this dog. Ol Fred. There is a time during spring and summer that i cannot run Fred on DNR lands without being on a short lead. The rest of the year we tend to go every second or third day. Walking, watching, scouting, flinging arrows. I try to be observant...Fred just hunts.
This year, they planted corn on much of the field sections of one site, including a large area that had been fallow for years. Lots of potential cover and food that i know will impact the deer. I found a pathway in a bend in the field where deer have been ducking in, from the forested section. I followed that in and sure enough, starting maybe 20 yards into the field they have a feeding area. I have pics, but they may not show well. In an area the size a a two car garage or more you can plainly see serious deer damage that is not visible from the field edge. I have noticed what may be other areas like this while driving around. Hmmm. I believe i am gonna spend a little time sitting in a corn field this year.