We have our Illinois farmer mow some of his to assist making funnels
I've been finding the concept of "managing your land for deer" to be a little short-sighted. I don't own anything anyone here would call acreage, but if I did I would manage it for as many of our native Missouri species as best I could. My house sits on 3 acres and the back of our property was basically a hayfield/cow pasture remnant dominated by the green desert plant otherwise known as fescue. I've planted numerous species of native trees and allowed native grasses and wildflowers (weeds to some....) to propagate. We now have the occasional deer, numerous birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. This year we even have had a Bobwhite **** whistling out there, hoping to see more of the quail.