I’d 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?
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.
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.