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#1 Male OFFLINE   username

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Posted 10/07/14 - 06:28 PM

Just wondering when, in general, farmers cut the corn fields in NJ.

 

My hunting grounds are a bit far off, not quite a leisurely drive...

 

Are the cut in mid Oct, the end, beginning of Nov, ..?



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Posted 10/07/14 - 08:02 PM

I depends on the farmer.  Many are already cutting with the dry weather.

 

It does make such a big difference in the hunting when the corn is down. 


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#3 Male OFFLINE   BowhunterNJ

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Posted 10/07/14 - 08:18 PM

What I recall from my friends in ND, it often depends on the moisture content of the corn and whether they have enough time to let it sit and dry out more naturally, or if they need to cut it and take it to be dehydrated (cost for them).  So like Rusty said, it comes down the farmer, the "state" of the corn, and time.   And no doubt makes a huge difference when the corn is down!


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Posted 10/07/14 - 09:03 PM

Most farmers are finishing chopping now, filling silos and bags.  Some just started combining / picking.   Its all different, combing/picking requires dry corn - what you see when plant is brown and the ears hang upside down.   Should still be somewhat green for chopping.  Some fields by me are chopped clean.  Some will have standing corn through the end of the year.  Standing corn usually screws me for both deer and bear hunting during six-day.


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