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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hickory Nuts

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.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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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...

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 06:51 PM
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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.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 07:17 PM
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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

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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.

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keep some of the husks and soak in water then use them in you BBQ fire

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great ideas and comments everyone- thanks guys I really appreciate it!

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