Im sure this has been discussed before at one time or another. Has anybody ever collected acorns to dump out for the deer? We dont have any oak trees on our property but all the surrounding places do. My neighbor here at home has a big live oak that has dropped tons of acorns and ive picked up about half a 5 gallon bucket worth. Am i wasting my time dealing with them or will it work? I will be saving them to dump the night of november 4th. Also, has anyone noticed the difference between deer eating green or brown acorns?
i've put some out and planted some too. it didn't seen to affect the deer any more than the few native chinkypin oaks that's already there. they all got ate up by the crows and squirrels. they may have smelled different since there's no native red oaks at the place. it'd be worth trying to plant a few jfg
If the surrounding places have same live oak (vs some other oak) acorns then it will work but not magically overnight. If you have a feeder set up then feed them there where deer are all ready coming but I would pick them up now and save them until after the acorns are gone from the neighboring area and then put them out. Plant some also sine you don't have any.