Are large corn fields good cover for deer?

By Grant Woods,

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I hear guys talk all the time about how big AG fields of standing corn hold huge amounts of deer I could see good numbers of deer hanging around close to timber draws or crp but not just anywhere in the field & it does`nt seem to even fit your 3ft and lower criteria for good cover. I am really curious what you have seen first hand. thank you and have a great year!


Deer frequently use large corn fields as a source of cover and food!  There is very little to no human disturbance in large corn fields.  Deer do frequently use such areas as cover.  Unlike corn, there’s very little quality food among thick young trees.  In addition, where there are large corn fields there usually not much native habitat as the land is more valuable as crop production areas.  

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January 3, 2016