Observations In A South Dakota State University Study Revealed Deer Strongly Preferred To Feed In Outer Rows Of A Corn Field. If You Want Deer To Consume More Corn Ears Earlier In The Season, Plant Narrow Plots With Lots Of Edge. If You Want To Preserve Corn For Fall And Winter Food, Plant Large Blocks, Then Mow Strips Through The Corn After It Matures And You Are Ready To Encourage More Use.