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09-23-2008 02:55 PM
flexj 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.
09-23-2008 12:17 PM
Hunting Man 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!
09-23-2008 12:08 PM
Southern Man 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.
09-23-2008 10:05 AM
flexj We have several varieties of oaks, but the most prominent in this area are white oaks(small acorns), and burr oaks (very large a golf ball). The burr oak acorns were not affected, but the small acorns of the white and pin oaks were...
09-23-2008 08:37 AM
L0ck.d0wn Acorn Rage is one way to go...thats what I use concidering not as many oaks in the swamp and fields I hunt....
09-23-2008 07:53 AM
09-23-2008 07:14 AM
BruceBruce1959 According to the experts.

Acorn Production ---- Oak trees can start producing acorns when they are 20 years old,
but sometimes can go all the way to 50 years for the first production.
By the time the tree is 70 to 80 years old it will produce thousands of acorns.
09-23-2008 07:07 AM
WHITETAILFEVER Our oaks are dropping acorns also.i heard this last night at work is this true?an oak tree has to grow 27yrs before it produces acorns.has anybody ever heard of this??
09-23-2008 06:47 AM
Southern Man What type of acorns are you looking at? Some are naturally small. We have them from about pea size off of post oak to half a golf ball size off of sawtooth oaks. I'm with Ron, it only takes an odd weather pattern at a critical time to affect them. And that could be 2 years back. Trees seem like a delayed reaction to weather.
09-22-2008 08:22 PM
muleskinner same thing in Ohio, not many acorns at all. If you find a white oak with good acorns this year you have hit the honey hole!
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