I’ve never been a huge fan of cereal rye, deer browse it but sparingly. Typically speaking our feed mill stocks Canadian rye or no variety stated. A year ago I tried a bag of Aroostook rye. It showed promise but winter came early and so did the migration. I have lots of plot location options so I really could not say it was a game changer since I did not hunt that plot often. This year I purchased 400# and broadcast it in 3 different plots during mid August on my interior soybean plots. The beans were decimated by the deer long before the beginning of the season so I had nothing to lose plus knew that it would give me a good feel of browse preference. It took awhile to get growing and established since it was just surface broadcast. It got thick and about 6-8” high. So far this season it’s hard for me to get into my blinds midday day without bumping deer. Do yourself a favor a pick some up during your late summer travels. It’s worth an experiment. Soybeans in my interior 1+ acre plots are a waste of time now that deer have learned to key in on them. It took a few seasons for deer to figure out that the like them. I will still plant them in a big plot situation. In 2021 I will work they soil to keep the weeds and grasses in check and properly plant Aroostook in some of my plots and broadcast them into my standing brassica plots. Next years observation will be the true confirmation year for me. The average visit this firearms season is about 45 minutes of browsing but some deer spend a couple of hours feeding in 1 acre plots. Seed price per acre is inline with a brassica blend. Fertilizer savings will be huge over time if this years observation were a true test of this seeds attractiveness.