Having 3 acres of soybeans, without the cage up I would have thought the beans just weren't growing very good. In my mind it was just hard to imagine a few deer keeping them mowed down. Took a picture with my friend standing behind a 3' cage.
We have 10 guys in our club. Each with two or three small 1/4 to 1/2 acre plots, and I'm the only one who uses cages. I keep telling them "you have no idea what your plot is doing without a cage". But they won't listen even when I show them pictures like this.