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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Corn field question

Hey guys. We just bought a small farm and there is about 40 acres that is farmed by a local farmer. They just cut the corn and it is in stubble right now. I need to let the farmer know if I want the stubble left up, or if they can chop it and bail the fodder. They may also be willing to chop it and let it lie.

What do you think is best for waterfowl hunting? Leave the stubble standing, or chop and bail, or chop and let it lie? Also, I was thinking that leaving some standing stubble might be better when there is snow on the ground so the birds see some food source versus just seeing snow.

What do you all think? The stubble is not too high that the birds cannot land, so leaving stubble should not keep them from landing.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 02:39 PM
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If willing to cut it. Have him do half and half. Every other row standing and other mowed they will leave enough food or see if he can run wheat
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If I'm understanding correctly the corn is cut and all that remains is the stubble. If so, I'd leave it just as it is.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2019, 10:09 AM
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I Don 't think it matters either way, having some flat seems to make a nice easy spot to land, plus decoys stick out better not in the stubble. My personal opinion is NOT to plant the winter wheat. I have much better luck in a field that is just left alone after harvest.

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