Patterning? Over your food plots? Give me a break. Come on Bubbles. I started hunting in the early '73, and I didn't kill a deer until 1981. It was bucks only where I hunted the first few years. Saw very few deer period, much less a buck.I tend to agree with 1wildcatfan.
I have killed one over corn and it really didnt feel like an accomplishment. I went 2 YEARS without even seeing a deer back in the 80's. How i kept at it i will never know.
I enjoy the satisfaction of patterning them and harvesting one the most. Alas the farm i hunt now is just fields on top and jungle bluffs on the sides. I plant food plots. I fill the freezer typically and am thrilled to do so but i dont get the satisfaction of scouting them and finding where they are, etc. Hunting over my food plots and corn is pretty much like going to the supermarket for me. But yeah...I do it.