Persimmons - When do deer want them?

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Persimmons - When do deer want them?

Unread postby Trout1 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:30 am

How excited should I be about finding persimmons? Old posts here suggest that see LOVE them.

I walked by a persimmon tree the other day and there were persimmons lying all over the ground next to the tree. Totally indisturbed.

When do deer turn to this food source? Should I view this food source as a worthwhile place to set up at any point I the season?

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Re: Persimmons - When do deer want them?

Unread postby Pager24 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 am

For what it's worth, I shot my biggest buck (only a 3 yr old deer) feeding on a lone persimmons tree on a large bench in mid-late October. It could of been coincidence but he ran up an about 100 ft elevation change and walked straight to the tree to feed and made a scrape. Obviously it depends on the area, cover, bedding, and food availability- but deer definitely eat them.
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Re: Persimmons - When do deer want them?

Unread postby Twenty Up » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:49 am

I hunted an oak flat with 3 persimmons absolutely loaded with fruit. Chest height to 20’ up and they were untouched last week, GA.

Early season persimmons and muscadine are king behind soybeans.
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