Well, they do a number on grain fields like oats but I do nor know about the timing with regards to hunting seasons. The other option would be to plant berries of some kind. Again the problem of berries would be to find ones that would ripen during the hunting season.
Blackberry and Rasberry would do good at that time of year. I would think that the vines are fast growing too, giving you a sizable cache in the first year. I think it's a neat idea! Keep us posted with the results.
Your season opens just before ours here in the Upper Peninsula and that is about when oats rippen. I had a friend who had an oat field next to his house watch a 400# bear go out into a unharvest oat field, lie down and just reach out and sweep the stalks into his mouth and strip off the grain heads. He wanted his son to shoot that bear but from ground level he could not see the bear because of the stalk height and from the deck, it was around a 400 yd shot that he did not feel confident in trying. The bear filled up on oats and wandered back into the woods.
We have a lot of late ripening apple trees around my place and the bears love 'em. I know it take more than 7 years to get a good tree to bare good fruit so I would look around and see if you already have some growing. When I'm scouting bears I always look for claw marks on the trunks of apple trees. The bears mark their territory and then come back for more later.
This tip is for anyone who does or does not use a rangefinder while bowhunting, here is a simple and easy way to judge the distance to your game. Whether you’re in a tree or on the ground you can use this method at any time. Marking the distance before a hunt from your stand is a helpful way to determine the distance. I use either colored pins and/or hunters tape to mark trees at 20, 30 and 40 yards in 3 different spots around my stand. With those 9 markers I have a good chance that...