It definitely does, after crops are harvested they move and are concentrated where food availability is. Also many people in Michigan feed deer for viewing or unknowing by bird feeders. So yes in many agricultural areas it will work because many areas are adjacent to public property or forest. Also deer attract deer because of there social behavior. Take a ride in the spring and see the masses of deer hitting the AG fields in the spring. Do you really believe they were not yarding up during the winter?