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Old 08-21-2018, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2018 acorn mast and hunting in bad mast years

Find the Mast of acorns you find the critters.. I like when the mast might be bad...Bad mast hunt the areas that have a lot of soybean and corn on fields... Like that the PGL grow corn on their lands when the mast is bad in the mountains. You don't sit in the corn... You can find a trail on the mountain that leads down to a cornfield that could be hundreds of yards away...

um what if you did set up and ambushed a deer on a PGL that was feeding on their crops because of a bad mast? I have seen some corn fields still not cut in deer season?????????/
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Old 08-22-2018, 06:48 AM
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In bad mast years, I like to put out candy

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Old 08-23-2018, 12:33 PM
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What's the acorn prediction this year for the NE? We have no oak trees anywhere near us so our hunting isn't as good when the acorns are good elsewhere.

I know my user name is WOL (White Oak Lodge). That's because we have been planting oaks to make up for the lack of them. None of them really produce any acorns yet.
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:23 PM
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I'm in a little bit of a predicament with this type of situation. I'm hunting state land adjacent to private corn fields. State land is LOADED with acorns. Corn won't be cut until after the season is almost over, so I'm curious what type of numbers I'll be seeing this year.

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Old 08-23-2018, 01:39 PM
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Deer will forsake all other food sources if acorns are available in good numbers in the woods. They prefer the white oak over the red. Acorns are natures perfect food - packed full of protein, carbs, fat and minerals.
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Old 08-26-2018, 07:50 AM
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Find the Mast of acorns you find the critters.. I like when the mast might be bad...Bad mast hunt the areas that have a lot of soybean and corn on fields... Like that the PGL grow corn on their lands when the mast is bad in the mountains. You don't sit in the corn... You can find a trail on the mountain that leads down to a cornfield that could be hundreds of yards away...

um what if you did set up and ambushed a deer on a PGL that was feeding on their crops because of a bad mast? I have seen some corn fields still not cut in deer season?????????/
I wish the PGL would plant something in Huntingdon county.
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