Not sure as to which fields you refer to but there is 1 18acre field to the northeast corner. It is worked by a local farmer, usually plants corn,soy bean or winter wheat. The property directly north of ours is a large pinery and there were quite a few tracks in and out of it. The fields directly to the east, and the southwest of the house(by the pond) are where 2 spots are going to go. I would like to plant right along the edge of the woods about 75-100yrds deep, along most of the length of the woods.
If you follow the laneway through the woods to the northeast field. Directly west, right at the end of the laneway there is a small clearing shaped like a teardrop, that would be the location for the third plot. The wooded area directly north of the tear drop is the thickest area of woods (poplar/mixed pine) I think that is a bedding area(santuary #1)
as that is where may son and I saw a good buck heading to at appx 10am 2 weeks ago.
I think that we should be able to harvest deer off the teardrop field with out to much harm. I don't think that we are going to take any deer off the other plots as it may put to much pressure on them and cause them to only use them at night.
The other thick cedar swamp is west, southwest of the pond, off the property but unhunted.(santuary#2) My idea is to keep the plots far enough from the edge of the fence line that the deer use the woods on our property to access the food plots. That would be where we set up stands. Any thoughs or suggestions? cdn1