Klye - Guys by me rave about the Antler King clover - I planted about 4 acres in Whitetail Institute Clover and Chicory Plus this year. I know the clover will be good protein but I am worried about clovers ability to draw and hold deer in areas with Ag land. I just have to find some perineal to plant to cut back on the work and expense each summer.
Have you hunted the clover? Does it hold deer in Nov? I found Oats/Rape/Turnip/Soybean/Corn to the be the best Nov plots. Alfalfa browns at the first major frosts, I would guess the clover will as well? The chicory I hope helps
Those soybeans are key - you never know for sure but the last two years when I have had soybeans and iron clay peas, the antler size has been noticeably larger. Obviously weather, passing up small bucks, and a lot of other things could be causing it as well.
I will keep you all updated on my trials. Rye vs Oats, Buck Forage Oats vs Feed Mill Oats, whether Iron Clay Peas will grow and how long they last if planted in Aug and how the Frigid Forage brassicas fair against the feed mill rape/turnips will be fun to watch. Next year I want to try those radishes the boys on QDM are talking about