Our bears regularly graze newly planted 6-8" tall cereal rye in the fall but I have never heard of a bear eating beans? Turkeys love them right after they emerge, then let them go about when the deer start hitting them, at that point these Titan's are the only soybean that has consistently been able to outgrow our deer grazing pressure, but I never tried them in a smaller plot than 3 acres. I guess next year I'm going to have to try 2 bags on an acre plot to see if I can get a stand. I'm not exactly sure why, but in corn and beans regarding crop damage, a quantity of small plots such as your 8 acres planted spread across 6 plots never seems to fare quite as well as one bigger field does. It seems like one bigger field has possibly a dozen animals hitting it during the course of 24 hours, whereas every small field has only half as many animals hitting it during a one day period, but the smaller plots allow the animals to feed closer to cover, make the animals feel safer, and they therefore they tend to stay longer. In a 6 acre bean field I hardly ever see an animal out in the middle during daylight.