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#6978785 - 12/01/17 10:07 AM Burr Acorns
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Most in Young county are saying the deer are heavy on acorns now and feeders and accumulating corn are proving that. My oak tree in Flower Mound has started dropping burr rosewood color acorns.Will deer eat these without the hulls? I opened a few and fresh moist yellowish insides. Hell, I was tempted to taste it. I nearly filled a grocery bag with unhulled, uncracked acorns. Will the deer eat them?

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#6978815 - 12/01/17 10:23 AM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Are they the big burr oaks? I'm pretty sure as long as the acorns don't have pin holes and larvae growing in them. She loves them caps or no caps.
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#6978823 - 12/01/17 10:26 AM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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No, they are maybe 1/3 larger than green acorns but not the massive Burr ones. The hull is whiteish burr like.

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#6978983 - 12/01/17 12:59 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Yes the deer will eat them. Dump them in your feeder pen and they'll disappear before the corn.
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#6978994 - 12/01/17 01:07 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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long as they are yellow/orange they will eat them... i feel like we are at the end of the drop in my county they have been steady dropping off the pin oaks since 1st week of october
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#6979064 - 12/01/17 02:09 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: Navasot]
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
long as they are yellow/orange they will eat them... i feel like we are at the end of the drop in my county they have been steady dropping off the pin oaks since 1st week of october
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Mine too. I can't wait til they're done. I have a tin roof near one of my stands and when i'm sitting in there dozing off I think somebody shot. roflmao
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#6979090 - 12/01/17 02:31 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: hook_n_line]
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Originally Posted By: hook_n_line
Originally Posted By: Navasot
long as they are yellow/orange they will eat them... i feel like we are at the end of the drop in my county they have been steady dropping off the pin oaks since 1st week of october
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Mine too. I can't wait til they're done. I have a tin roof near one of my stands and when i'm sitting in there dozing off I think somebody shot. roflmao


I have a big pin oak that drapes over my house... I use it as a gage for the year lol... when it woke me up in October hitting my metal roof I started crying
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#6979094 - 12/01/17 02:33 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Yep, makes for a tough bow season if you can't find the tree they like.
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#6979124 - 12/01/17 03:05 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Hunting neighbor tells me they are Red Oak acorns. Two neighbors over I loaded on Burr Oak acorns too. Bag full and ready to see if they eat them.

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#6979899 - 12/02/17 11:44 AM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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I got five buckets of these off my one oak (had almost none last year). I've pitched a bunch in several feeder pens and yep, nothing but hulls left. Wish I had a barrel/spreader to ration them out--

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#6982143 - 12/04/17 10:49 AM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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I sat and watched 3 bucks go from acorn tree to acorn tree on Friday afternoon. They are eating acorns and not at feeders at all right now. It was so slow we went fishing in the 75-80 degrees Saturday afternoon on our place. Caught a 5 lb bass and multiple catfish!
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#6982159 - 12/04/17 11:02 AM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Earlier this month and last year I put a bunch of Acorns off my Red Oak tree into the feeder pen, deer would not have anything to do with them confused2
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#6982774 - 12/04/17 05:36 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Ahh Stub, I'm hopeful SW Young county bucks like them more than Jack county bucks...

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#6983104 - 12/04/17 08:27 PM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Trust your corn the deer like a variety of stuff I had 22 does and 4 different bucks Saturday morning early on corn that I had hand thrown on the cuts and roads.
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#6983393 - 12/05/17 06:05 AM Re: Burr Acorns [Re: DQ Kid]
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Originally Posted By: DQ Kid
Ahh Stub, I'm hopeful SW Young county bucks like them more than Jack county bucks...


Me too, good luck up
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