Beans, beans, what a magical fruit, the more you eat the more you.... ??? Well, I forgot how that saying goes exactly, but I do know that beans are a magical plant for that early deer season. You can almost always find deer hittin the beans just as soon as they start to come up. Beans provide a great forage for deer in the warmer months of July, August & September, usually until the leaves start to turn yellow. After that they’ll move on to another food source, such as corn and won’t be back in the beans until that late season, when the weather’s cold and they need it as a grain.
If you’re like me and can’t wait for deer season to start and want something to do to get out of the house, you can usually go driving around this time of year and start checking out the bean fields. Take the spotting scope, binoculars and video camera and get ready to see bachelor groups of velvet bucks. If you season opens up in September like ours does, setting over a bean field is the way to go for that early season. With a little pre-season scouting, you might even pin point the right tree for a stand and shoot that monster in the first week of season.