The landowner at my deer club planted about three acres of corn last year in a creek bottom next to my wifes stand. He let the corn stand, mature and harden in the shucks thinking the deer would eat it from the stalk (so did I). The deer hardly touched the ears of corn, just a very few ears were even bothered. I can pour corn out on the ground on the club and the deer go wild after it, they will eat 50 pounds over night in places. Anybody have an idea why these deer won't eat the corn from the stalk but will eat it on the ground when poured out? I think it is because that is what they have always been conditioned to do. I asked him if I could bush hog some of the corn after it was hardened and he seemed to think it would destroy the corn and the deer would get no benefit from the bush hogged corn :smack: . Instead 98% of the corn went untouched and to waste when it was plowed under this spring.