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Old 12-22-2011, 09:28 AM
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I live in an area where acorns are scarce. I have read that Acorns are a great winter food for the deer. We can get as much as 4 feet of snow in the woods which makes it hard on the deer and adds to road kill. Our hunting season has ended and I would like to put out some acorns for the deer. I like to keep up to date on the heard and have collected many pictures. Is there anyone interested in bagging some white oak acorns and I will gladly pay you for them. I realize it is a little late for this year but I didn't want to post before the season ended in fear someone would think I was baiting the deer. I am in New York so the longer the drive the larger the quantity would have to be. I would purchase hundreds of pounds if possible.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:48 AM
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Buy corn. Probably work better for you. Might try hay as well. the acorns are not that much of an advantage under the condition you describe. be better off going with a food they are more familiar with for greater utilization. Fair chance they won't even eat an acorn from another area and handled by a human.

Best bet is to check with your local area biologist and see what he reccomends. Also make sure it is legal to feed deer and if it is even neccessary.
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Old 12-22-2011, 12:05 PM
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x2 on the corn and hay. if you get hay use the high protein stuff. otherwise you are just filling their bellies with no nutrient value.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Crawdaddy View Post
x2 on the corn and hay. if you get hay use the high protein stuff. otherwise you are just filling their bellies with no nutrient value.
same as corn,they get nothing from it but a full belly.if you can get acorns Id do that. also horse or cow feed you can also buy deer feed.dont know the cost of it.check on whats cheapier
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