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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Acorns?

I haven't found any this year, even the oaks in my yard didn't seem to have them this year. I see a lot of deer feeding on green grasses in the fields that border woods. How are they in your area.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:30 PM
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Very spotty in my areas of SW Pa.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: Acorns?

Four of us hunted 2G on the west side of the PA Grand Canyon. We failed to find a single oak, red or white, shedding acorns. We glassed several oaks, and if acorns existed, they were not obvious to quality binoculars. Squirrels seemed unsettled in their ground cover searches, and were observed eating mushrooms.

Beech brush seemed to be flourishing, but deer aren't interested beyond its protective bedding cover.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2011, 08:41 PM
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Re: Acorns?

2D..Hunt on a Oak Ridge, no acorns this year, moved stand closer to field edge where the deer were now feeding on grasses.

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Re: Acorns?

Very few here.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-24-2011, 06:26 PM
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Re: Acorns?

Not many at all around where I am in bucks county. Trees that u could usually fill trash cans full of them have none. This year has more under growth than I have seen in at least 20 years. A ton of other food in woods still.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 12:04 AM
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Re: Acorns?

Haven't been able to find a single acorn in 2G the last few weeks and hence no deer. I'll probably still be scouting / hunting right on through the end of archery season. Did find some good beechnut crops which are holding some turkeys and deer, at least until they are gone.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 12:18 AM
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Re: Acorns?

I have about 20 to 25 oak trees around my house and have found very few on the ground this year. I live in 4E Luzerne County.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2011, 05:58 PM
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Re: Acorns?

WORST YEAR FOR MAST I'VE SEEN IN THE 7 YEARS. THAT I'VED LIVED HERE IN FOREST COUNTY. I'M ON TOP OF HILL ABOVE THE RIVER. HAD A FEW WHITE OAK ACORNS IN YARD, BUT THE DEER HAVE THEM GONE CAN'T FIND ANY IN THE WOODS THERE ARE A FEW GRAPES IN SOME LOCATIONS. ALSO HICKORY NUTS.AND SOME AUTOUM OLVIE BERRIES'S.PLUS THE FARMS ARE MOSTLY CHOPING THERE CORN. SO THERE WON'T BE MUCH CORN LEFT AROUND HERE.
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