Though winter wheat is one of my favorite food plots, and I plant some every year, I don't see much of a difference between awnless and awned. At the time of year where the seed heads get ripe(as in, around now), there is such an abundance of available deer foods out there (soybeans, alfalfa, maximum tender browse), wheat seed heads rate way down the list of preferred deer foods, rendering the relative palatability between the two types to be nearly irrelevant. I plant my wheat for a fall, winter, and early spring food source, and nothing beyond early spring.
I usually use bin run wheat, which contains both kinds, as well as being abundant and inexpensive in my farm neighborhood.
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