Many corn and soybean fields will be cut this weekend and in the coming days. The days immediately after a farmer cuts those crops are awesome for hunting. The sudden change in habitat will force the deer to move around a lot, as they settle into new bed-to-feed patterns. The animals will seek out alternative food sources (acorns and browse) in nearby woods and thickets. Any bucks that bedded out in the stalks will transition to new bedding thickets.
Hang a tree stand 100 to 200 yards off a freshly cut field, in a timbered draw or on an oak ridge and you will see lots of movement as deer sort things out. Even if you don’t kill a buck, you’ll observe how and where the deer will move the rest of the fall, which can only help on future hunts.
Maverick it isn’t silly. I have seen the deer have piled out of the timber right after the corn has been cut. The combine makes a pass and is only 100 yds down the field and here they come.
Mike great tip. It might sound silly, but I always thought the deer like to visit the fields after being cut to pick up the remnants of corn/beans that is on the ground.