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Acorns dropping

Unread postby Dabowhunter » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:26 pm

I had noticed a few acorns dropping last week already. But the last few days they have really started to fall here in SE
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby dan » Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:32 pm

Yea its looking like we should have a good crop this year! Which means marshes should pay off better than hill country this year early season.
In marsh terrain they bed low and stage at the acorns. In hill country they bed on the points right under oak trees and eat acorns till dark before heading out a lot of the time...
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Unread postby DevinJD2007 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:49 am

dan wrote:Yea its looking like we should have a good crop this year! Which means marshes should pay off better than hill country this year early season.
In marsh terrain they bed low and stage at the acorns. In hill country they bed on the points right under oak trees and eat acorns till dark before heading out a lot of the time...


Good tip. Thanks Dan. 8-)
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby hotterthantiffany » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:54 am

they are dropping like crazy in my yard. I think the squirrels are helping the situation.
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby AC Rider » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:26 am

hotterthantiffany wrote:they are dropping like crazy in my yard. I think the squirrels are helping the situation.

The wind over the last couple of days is really knocking them down too :D
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby PLB » Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:32 am

Good for deer bad for my bear baits!! :twisted:
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby ramblinman » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:17 pm

interesting tip dan thanks
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby Wrinkleneck » Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:55 pm

They are really dropping in my area too!!! Do the deer like them when they are green? Most of the ones I'm seeing drop are still green.
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby huntinfool14 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:14 pm

acorns are dropping by me..i was putting out a trail cam the other day and they were falling like crazy..almost got hit by a few!
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:24 pm

We seem to have a pretty good crop of acorns going here in MidMichgan as well. A lot of green, red oak acorns are falling hard here.

Wrinkleneck wrote:They are really dropping in my area too!!! Do the deer like them when they are green? Most of the ones I'm seeing drop are still green.


They definitely don't seem to like them as well when they are green, especially the red oak acorns- they have higher levels of tannins in them than the white, and when green they are at their highest point. Rain / UV and soil exposure will help a little with leaching the tannins out as the days pass, but they are still nasty compared to a mature acorn. Nontheless, I'm watching turkeys pound the green acorns here on a daily basis.
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby dan » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:16 am

The deer sure pound the white oak acorns when they are green,,
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:26 am

I'm watching the deer here eat a few of the green, red oak acorns too- they just don't seem anywhere near as fired up about them as the turkeys are right now. I'm sure that will change before long.
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby Hill Hunter » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:50 pm

So, in relation to Hill Country and hunting near buck beds....do you think a good acorn crop or tree dropping alot of acorns near a bucks bed gives the hunter a better chance of killing him by sneaking near his bed / close to the good acorn source assuming that he'll mill around more near his bed gorging himself on acorns? rather than setting up on his exact bed and counting on shooting him coming back to it?

Has anyone just picked a good point (either from a topo or experience hunting that ground) and slipped in before dark setting up in or near a good acorn producing tree and had success??
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Re: Acorns dropping

Unread postby dan » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:10 pm

If I was going to hunt right in the bedding area, I would post right over the bed rather than at the oak tree. My earlier refferance was about evening hunting rather than mornings.


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