Deer Tendencies After Corn Harvest?

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  1. PolarBoy

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    I hunt a farm in northern MN, primarily corn cropped.

    I often find myself wondering how harvest effects deer tendencies. My experience is that one-two weeks after harvest, deer activity actually increases on the farm but then tappers off going forward. I don't know why this is, or if people experience the same trend.

    How long do deer continue to forage cropped corn?
     
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    Wiscohunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    It could taper off after a few weeks due to the rut being right around the corner at that time (depending on when corn is harvested). I have a stand on a funnel next to a corner of a cornfield that's like a deer highway, I shot a doe there Oct. 1st, so I'm kinda hoping they leave the corn up for a while.
     
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    i have a small farm i hunt and it just so happends to have a few really big bucks on it. i have sat and watched the deer for 3 years now come out into that cut corn field after it being harvested all the way up until the last day of the season haha seriously the deer will find food in that corn until it is under tilled
     
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    I've always felt that on my farm, tendencies don't really change. I think that the perception is there is a big increase or decrease in the flow of deer. It's my own opinion that the only difference between standing corn and cut corn is the amount of movement that we are able to see.
     
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