I drove past some of these places for years and didn't know until I got a DNR map of that county. Look a little closer and sure enough, the DNR signs are there. I even found one that the DNR bought last year, isn't on the map yet, but the signs are up. Friday 2nd day of Herd control hunt it was a war zone! Seems word travels fast.
It just seemed odd to grow soy beans on DNR property and harvest it. Is the DNR leasing our hunting grounds? Maybe part of the contract with the land seller? How does it work? Why did they harvest my bean fields?? They could have left a little by the woods, could plant something good for the deer year round to keep them out of the farmers fields, but no, just harvest it and run. Not sure what's worse, big fields of CRP grass or a cut bean field. We could be doing better with our public hunting grounds, that's for sure and want to know what the DNR is doing growing a cash crop on DNR land? It's not for hunters or the wildlife? If it was for the wildlife, then somebody stole it. I can understand the farmer next door harvesting his corn, that's what he does. (He'd better harvest soon, the soy beans are gone, his corn is next.) What is the DNR doing in the ag. business with my tax and hunting dollar? Am I paying $165 a year to gaurd the DNR's bean fields? Someone please explain what's going on?
American by birth, hunter by choice.