Green Fields – Why They Work and Why They Don't for Hunting Deer with Dr. Grant Woods
Day 1: Why Your Green Fields May Not Produce the Size and Number of Bucks You Expect
Editor’s Note: Planting a green field doesn't guarantee that you'll take a buck on it. Some green fields produce high-quality bucks every season, while other green fields rarely if ever even yield a buck. What factors make for a great green field, and what makes a green field a waste of time and money? To learn the answers to these questions, we've contacted Dr. Grant Woods ( http://www.growingdeer.tv) of Reeds Spring, Missouri, an avid hunter and one of the nation's leading deer researchers and animal-nutrition experts.
"When your green fields don't produce the size and number of bucks that you expect, consider the following explanations," says Dr. Woods. "Some green fields aren't producing the types of food that attract deer during the hunting season. Something may have spooked the deer before they've arrived at the green field. Or, something may have spooked the deer on the green field.”
Deer don't want to become venison on somebody's table. Therefore, the deer care more about dodging hunters than they do eating. A deer doesn't have to feed during daylight hunting hours. The deer can feed at night and/or in thick cover where hunters can't spot them. A buck only will leave that thick cover and come out in to a green field to feed when he feels confident that his head won't end up on someone's wall.
Deer learn more quickly than most hunters assume they do. If a buck perceives a green field as a dangerous place, he won't feed in that green field until after daylight hours, regardless of the amount of food in the green field.
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John Phillips, winner of the 2012 Homer Circle Fishing Award for outstanding fishing writer by the American Sportfishing Association (AMA) and the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA), the 2008 Crossbow Communicator of the year and the 2007 Legendary Communicator chosen for induction into the National Fresh Water Hall of Fame, is a freelance writer (over 6,000 magazine articles for about 100 magazines and several thousand newspaper columns published), magazine editor, photographer for print media as well as industry catalogues (over 25,000 photos published), lecturer, outdoor consultant, marketing consultant, book author and daily internet content provider with an overview of the outdoors. Click here for more information and a list of all the books available from John E. Phillips.