Savvy guides like Reynolds understand the power of a combined field. Two falls ago, I shot one of my best bucks as he hit a freshly cut cornfield five evenings in a row. That 80-acre ag ground filled up with deer night after night, starting with the first day of the harvest. I’ve always been amazed at how quickly deer find such a hot food source, but the first night I hunted the spot I had a revelation. Stepping out of the truck, I was struck by the heady odor of fresh-cut cornstalks and just-harvested grain. To be honest, the smell reminded me of a distillery…and that’s when a light bulb went off in my dim brain. If I could smell that aroma, what about the deer? With even a decent breeze, I’d imagine a bedded whitetail could get a whiff of corn from hundreds of yards away. Four evenings later, I shot a buck that was on a bed-to-feed pattern, riding a seeming train track to the same field, night after night.