Box stand location hunting food plots
There is a large dairy farm northwest of Mercer also. Freestall barns and a milking parlor. There is more active agriculture in the northwoods than one first thinks. Personally I was surprised when I started appraising farms there.
we have had food plots of various sizes and locations on our property near Mercer for 15 years and have never seen a mature deer in the plot while hunting. you might get lucky during the rut or early season, but if you hunt right on it you do more harm than good. the deer will be hanging in the woods, waiting for it to get dark, and you'll be leaving about two hours before they were going to show up. many years of camera photos support this info. might be a different story if you are further east like eagle river or marinette, but that isn't really the northwoods anyways