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#5401584 - 11/05/14 07:36 PM BOBO recall our conversation on acorns
TonyinVA Offline
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Here are some VA white Oak acorns....


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#5401589 - 11/05/14 07:39 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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Big acorns, or you have little hands.
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#5401603 - 11/05/14 07:43 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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Not my hand.....BUT those are huge acorns.

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#5401973 - 11/05/14 10:02 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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No wonder your deer don't like them. They are green still smile

Ours don't get that big, I've seen a few fall that big but vary rarely.

Those almost look like burr oak acorns.

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#5402023 - 11/05/14 10:35 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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Do they like burr oak acorns? I have 35 gallons of acorns the size of golfballs. They aren't green either.

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#5402025 - 11/05/14 10:39 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: ImBillT]
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Originally Posted By: ImBillT
Do they like burr oak acorns? I have 35 gallons of acorns the size of golfballs. They aren't green either.
They absolutely do. Gather as many as you can, and feed them to the deer. Better yet, plant a couple of Burr oaks in your hunting area if you own the place. Deep soil, close to a creek if possible.


Edited by Erathkid (11/05/14 10:40 PM)
Edit Reason: lack of good sound sleep
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#5402033 - 11/05/14 10:42 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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what kind of hybrids do y'all have up there in VA?

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#5402075 - 11/05/14 11:32 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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I sure would like a mess of those to plant down in NWTX

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#5402090 - 11/05/14 11:52 PM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: offinthewoods]
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Originally Posted By: offinthewoods
I sure would like a mess of those to plant down in NWTX


I would take some, but with our rain situation I would have to water weekly. bang
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#5402156 - 11/06/14 05:05 AM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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I just read an interesting article on acorns and whitetails. In a nut shell (no pun intended) deer prefer acorns that have lost their hull over acorns with the hull still on them. Seems the acorns with hulls still on are bitter and the acorns that have lost their hulls are sweet. Pick your acorn trees to hunt according. Just thought I'd share.
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#5402169 - 11/06/14 05:21 AM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: offinthewoods]
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Originally Posted By: offinthewoods
I sure would like a mess of those to plant down in NWTX


Look here, may find some you can order that fit your need.

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=1165
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#5402173 - 11/06/14 05:26 AM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: HighTechRedneck]
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Originally Posted By: HighTechRedneck
I just read an interesting article on acorns and whitetails. In a nut shell (no pun intended) deer prefer acorns that have lost their hull over acorns with the hull still on them. Seems the acorns with hulls still on are bitter and the acorns that have lost their hulls are sweet. Pick your acorn trees to hunt according. Just thought I'd share.


I used to hear that deer prefer acorns from White Oak trees versus red or any other Oak tree!
Of course I am kind of west (Jacksboro)and white oaks I believe grow in E.TX confused2
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#5402191 - 11/06/14 05:56 AM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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Registered: 08/30/04
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I've read the same. Easiest way is to pick a tree that has a lot of deer poop around it and hunt it. Takes a lot of guess work out.
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#5402294 - 11/06/14 07:22 AM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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I have always found that deer tend to prefer Chinkapin and Red Oak acorns followed by Pin Oak, White Oak, Bur Oak, Blackjack Oak, and least of all Post Oak.

I have eaten them myself and the Chinkapin and Red Oak are not near as bitter as, say, a Post Oak.

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#5402310 - 11/06/14 07:31 AM Re: BOBO recall our conversation on acorns [Re: TonyinVA]
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Our acorn crops run in cycles..... some years are a boom (like this year) and some a bust (last year there was hardly any). I was telling BOBO that here in VA the deer will go to corn over anything (as opposed to the :deer will go to white oak acorns over everything).

The picture was from a wildlife biologist I know well.....he said they were white oaks (but I think there are a host of white oak species). The acorns on my property are good size (whites & reds mostly) but not as big as the ones in the picture. I just had to jerk BOBO's chain a bit....can anyone blame me. :-)

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