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#6975530 - 11/28/17 05:44 PM Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them?
GPS Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
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Iíd like to know if anyone has gathered acorns from their front yard and used them later in the season and bait. I'd be interested in knowing how it went for you and what did you do with the acorns before you used them as bait. Do you need to store them in any special way (Let the squirrel comments begin)?

When you use them as bait or an attractant do you just use the acorns by themselves or do you mix them with anything?

How's it worked for you? Did it attract deer later in the season?
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#6975533 - 11/28/17 05:51 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Loc: Winters
I gave it a shot since I had a bag full of white oak acorns given to me. The rancherís sheep loved them.
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#6975535 - 11/28/17 05:52 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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If deer are hitting your feeder they will continue to hit it. If not, throwing a 50 lb sack of acorns isn't going to make a difference.

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#6975542 - 11/28/17 05:58 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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So I haven't done anything at this time. I'm just looking for feedback and insight on the concept. Sneaky, that's not the answer I'm looking for!
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#6975549 - 11/28/17 06:03 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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Every year I have about 300 pounds of Burr Oaks to get rid of so I take them to the lease to use as pig bait. I have only seen a deer pick up one and eat it once but the pigs will pig out on them. I just throw them on the ground with no additives. If there is plenty of other natural stuff in the area to eat they wont pay them much attention. If most of the other food sources are drying up they will flock to them.

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#6975554 - 11/28/17 06:07 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 11/12/12
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I bring out acorns if they are available as deer prefer them anyway. I put them out before the feeder goes off. If you make nice rows with them, the deer will walk back and forth, presenting perfect profile shots if you are inclined.

We only see acorns at my least maybe every three years, so it's a treat for them.

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#6975607 - 11/28/17 06:46 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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I tried it for several years.... Nothing touched them inside the feed pen but within a couple days all of them outside the pen were gone.

I tried it multiple times also..
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#6975616 - 11/28/17 06:48 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 10/22/12
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Originally Posted By: GPS
So I haven't done anything at this time. I'm just looking for feedback and insight on the concept. Sneaky, that's not the answer I'm looking for!



I hear ya. It wasnít the answer I was looking for, either. grin
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#6975761 - 11/28/17 08:24 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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Bet the corn buzzards will like them

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#6975875 - 11/28/17 09:41 PM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
bowbuilder1971 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/12
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I just throw out a bag of Acorn Rage and the deer seem to love the stuff.

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#6976303 - 11/29/17 10:01 AM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
Texas Dan Offline
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My wife's uncle did it for years with very good results. He had a huge white oak in his front yard that produced a ton of acorns. He had a certain spot in his food plot where he would pour them out.
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#6976385 - 11/29/17 10:55 AM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
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Loc: Metroplex
Yes, great past time activity for my kids

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#6976392 - 11/29/17 11:00 AM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 09/10/12
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Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
never tried acorns but used to use pears that had fallen off the tree or had bad spots in them. Deer went absolute bonkers when we dumped those out.
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#6976404 - 11/29/17 11:06 AM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 10/01/10
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Used a big bag of them a couple years ago and they loved them. They were gone in a day

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#6977632 - 11/30/17 11:40 AM Re: Acorns from your front yard - anyone use them? [Re: GPS]
huntincoach Offline
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Registered: 09/01/04
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Loc: Marble Falls
I fill a 5 gallon bucket each year and throw them all over my feed zone. Don't really know how much it helps but I scatter them all over where corn don't go.

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