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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 07:53 AM
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WOW SO BASICALLY WHAT I HEARD IS TRUE.COOL THANKS BRUCE!! LEARN SOMETHING EVRY DAY

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 08:37 AM
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Acorn Rage is one way to go...thats what I use concidering not as many oaks in the swamp and fields I hunt....
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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We have several varieties of oaks, but the most prominent in this area are white oaks(small acorns), and burr oaks (very large acorns...like a golf ball). The burr oak acorns were not affected, but the small acorns of the white and pin oaks were...

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 12:08 PM
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I have a white oak in my front yard that's maybe 12 - 13 years old and I got the first acorns year before last. I was suprised. I didn't have a clue how long it took. I have a Pin Oak also thats quite a bit older and got the first acorns off it last year. Acorns usually start to drop here around Oct 1st. Last saturday a few of us went to some older folks homes to cut up limbs left from Ike and I seen them on the ground. I guess the hurricane shook em loose.

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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 12:17 PM
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Deer prefer the sweet white oaks over the more prominate red oak acorns. We have years where all you have is a small cap with veritually no nut, then same trees will produce 1.5" giant acorns the very next year. Seems like 50% of the acorns have that little hole in them indicating the worm has made a home. I tried a raw red oak acorn, pretty bitter!
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post #16 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, they are bitter...but the deer sure seem to like em. Obviously there is some environmental factors involved with acorn production. Everything has to be just right to get that good crop I guess.

I sure do like those good years. It makes my deer and turkey hunting much better.

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