Looking to plant a bunch of willows, pines, and fruit trees on my hunting land. It's pretty tough for me to plant a food plot when I have corn, soybeans, and small grains on all 4 sides of my property so I focus on thick winter cover and fruit I can eat myself if I want to. My camera won't go up until a couple of weeks before I start hunting. I'm building a permenant ground blind that will have a heater, so the youngsters as well as us geriatric guys won't have to freeze to death while deer hunting. Those summer projects are sure piling up.
KDM, plant what the neighbors don't have as deer LOVE variety. If you are surrounded by row crops I would focus on planting something that will be green and tender this fall via delayed planting : brassicas, rye, winter wheat, oats, peas and so on... The deer will flock to the fresh greens while all the row crops are drying down.
I can give sugarbeets a shot as well, but seed is pretty expensive. We'll have to see what I can find. Maybe I'll just plant some soybeans late so they stay green during the fall. IDK, I'll keep watching this thread and pick up any ideas or thoughts as it goes along.