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- - Hickory Nuts
|tator ||10-12-2013 02:05 PM |
This may be a very dumb question,,, but do deer eat/like hickory nuts? And if so, how much? I do not have ANY hickory trees where I hunt, but I have 3 very mature hickory trees in my yard and normally I rake up the nuts and shells and burn them with my leaves. Today, however, I had an idea.... I wonder if deer eat these or like these? I realize deer love acorns the best, but was wondering about hickory nuts. Any comments welcome.
|BruceBruce1959 ||10-12-2013 07:18 PM |
I have no idea if deer like hickory nuts but if it's legal to bait/feed the deer in your area, I'd give it a try and see if the deer like them...
|Hunting Man ||10-12-2013 07:51 PM |
They eat pretty much any nuts. You would just have to explain how the nuts migrated to your deer stand area from your front yard.
|Hellbilly ||10-12-2013 08:17 PM |
In NC they will eat them,but its not there first choice. They will wait till there is nothing else before they start on the hickory nuts
|Scorpion8 ||10-14-2013 10:42 AM |
Regardless, I wouldn't burn them. Take them with you on your scouting or hunting walks and drop them so they grow and propagate. Hickory nuts make good food for lots of other critters.
|Hellbilly ||10-14-2013 07:56 PM |
keep some of the husks and soak in water then use them in you BBQ fire
|tator ||10-15-2013 12:14 AM |
great ideas and comments everyone- thanks guys I really appreciate it!
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