Ive been around the Mt.vernon area up to the fairview ill area and from what ive seen the rut is in the chase phase bucks area chasen does every where all day.So id be huntin hard all day right now.Wish i wasnt here workin and had time to hunt here seen alot of 140 to 170 class bucks.
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.