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#6523729 - 11/02/16 01:44 PM Deer less interested in the acorns?
Birdman7 Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Are your deer still hitting the acorn pretty hard? For the past month we had been getting no pics on the feeder cams and then last week the does started showing back up on the feeders pretty consistently for some reason.

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#6523740 - 11/02/16 01:50 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
stxranchman Offline
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This year there were a handful of Live Oak Trees that a few acorns but they are now long gone I would think. With it being so hot and dry now the deer are really eating protein and corn right now. I have so much activity in the feed pens and areas I road feed they have beaten the grass/weeds down and the ground is powder.
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#6523749 - 11/02/16 01:54 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
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My protein has slowed down but corn has interested them much more and the oats are still doing pretty good... not much longer without rain though
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#6523753 - 11/02/16 01:55 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
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still plenty of trees dropping here but much less acorns than last
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#6523782 - 11/02/16 02:07 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
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Deer in our area are picking at corn on the roads and unpenned feeders, but they've completely ignored feed in the pen.. I even left the gate open all last week hoping the pigs would clean up and it's still piling up.. we've had one heck of an acorn crop this year. Our sightings have improved every week though, just not a lot of interest in corn right now.




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#6523811 - 11/02/16 02:16 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
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Hogs have eaten most of the acorns, deer hitting feeders, road corn and wheat.
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#6523815 - 11/02/16 02:17 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
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I turned my feeder to 1 second in morning and evening last weekend. Just a big pile of corn under it and millions of acorns on my place. They are still hitting the oat food plot late in the evenings. So, I'm hoping.
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#6523864 - 11/02/16 02:48 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
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I have no oaks so no acorns. They are killing my feeders (especially the protein) and food plots.
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#6523924 - 11/02/16 03:17 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Stevarino]
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Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Deer in our area are picking at corn on the roads and unpenned feeders, but they've completely ignored feed in the pen.. I even left the gate open all last week hoping the pigs would clean up and it's still piling up.. we've had one heck of an acorn crop this year. Our sightings have improved every week though, just not a lot of interest in corn right now.



A picture is worth a thousand words......mine looks the same...
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#6523939 - 11/02/16 03:23 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Deer in our area are picking at corn on the roads and unpenned feeders, but they've completely ignored feed in the pen.. I even left the gate open all last week hoping the pigs would clean up and it's still piling up.. we've had one heck of an acorn crop this year. Our sightings have improved every week though, just not a lot of interest in corn right now.



A picture is worth a thousand words......mine looks the same...


I'm glad i'm not the only one in this boat. grin I mean dang it, I wish we didn't have this problem. My gate is open too!
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#6524106 - 11/02/16 05:02 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: hook_n_line]
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You must not have hogs?

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#6524136 - 11/02/16 05:14 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
spg Offline
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No oaks on our place but they are hammering the protein more than I've ever since we started feeding year round.....3x 1000lb feeders and 1x 2000lb feeder needing topping off every 2 weeks (LF).

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#6524181 - 11/02/16 05:41 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
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No interest in corn. No interest in roasted soy. Not hitting protein. My turnips are untouched and leafy tops are 18" are tall. My oats look like they need to be mowed. bang
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#6524209 - 11/02/16 05:59 PM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Jimbo]
Stevarino Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jimbo
You must not have hogs?


I wish we didn't.. they just have no interest.. I have one boar that will come in late but he's not helping much
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#6525043 - 11/03/16 07:40 AM Re: Deer less interested in the acorns? [Re: Birdman7]
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I sure hope they are gone
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