Will deer eat sugar beets?

Will deer eat sugar beets?

Deer will eat the leafy tops and also dig for and eat the roots. Sugar beets are highly digestible and provide a protein content of about 10 percent to deer. One acre of ground may produce as much as 15 tons of this delicious delicacy. Deer will also forage on the top of sugar beets.

How do you bait deer with sugar beets?

I have hunted states that allow baiting and the sugar beet is a preferred bait by many of the hunters who put out bait piles. Like apples or pears, sugar beets should be spread out and not piled up, and it pays to cut a bunch in half to spread the aroma and lure more deer into the bait pile.

How long does it take for sugar beets to grow?

90 to 95 days
Sugar beets usually reach maturity in 90 to 95 days and grow best when daytime temperatures are between 60 and 80 degrees F and nighttime temperatures are between 40 and 50 degrees.

What is the best food plot for deer?

Corn. The other big Midwestern crop, corn, is a top pick for deer food plots. Standing corn during deer season is an absolute must if you have the acreage. If you’re not arguing that soybeans are the number one food plot species, you would probably be voting for corn.

What is the best bait for deer?

By far the most popular and widely used bait for attracting whitetails is corn. Not only is deer corn highly consumed and well received by whitetails in almost every habitat across the continent, but it’s also one of the cheapest options for hunters.

How long does it take for deer to find bait pile?

1-3 days they should be on it good. If it is well traveled.

Where can sugar beets be grown?

Sugar beets are grown in a few select areas around the country, including near the Oregon/Idaho state line; areas of Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana; North Dakota; Northern Minnesota; Northeastern Michigan, Western Nebraska and Southern California.

How long does it take sugar beets to germinate?

approximately 15 days
Germination will occur approximately 15 days after planting. Your sugar beets will be ready for harvest in the fall [source: Michigan Sugar]. Dig up your sugar beets when they measure about two inches (5 centimeters) in diameter. If the beets are allowed to grow larger, they’ll become fibrous and lose their flavor.

How much water do sugar beets need?

Sugar beets require 22-28″ of water during the growing season. Considering that sugarbeets are considered a moderately long-season crop, averaging more than 120 days of vegetative growth, this amount of water equates to 0.15-0.18 inches per day, on the average.