This is actually a prime hunt even though there are two hunts prior to this one. They are screaming this time of year. The rut starts later in this area because it is so dang hot in the early hunts. Check out Mangas and Hardcastle Gap areas. I have helped pull out some big bulls in that area.
Let me start off by saying I am not a farmer.
I am a deer hunter and I do own a tractor and have all of the equipment - but that does not make you a farmer any more than standing in the garage makes you a car - well, you get the picture!
Having said that - and with most of my ineptitude fairly well hidden - I do think that buckwheat is one of the most under rated cover crops out there.
I say cover crop because I see mixed results as it relates to the deer eating the plants.