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I was out looking around for a couple of hours this morning, and I found a couple of white oaks that are just starting to drop their acorns. The deer are still on browse up here in NW Arkansas, but it won't be long now...

On another note, I watched eight deer browsing in my (very rural) front yard this morning at daylight, seven does and a little forkhorn buck named Harvey. For all the world his antlers look like a real skinny antelope rack. :fit:

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I was out looking around for a couple of hours this morning, and I found a couple of white oaks that are just starting to drop their acorns. The deer are still on browse up here in NW Arkansas, but it won't be long now...

On another note, I watched eight deer browsing in my (very rural) front yard this morning at daylight, seven does and a little forkhorn buck named Harvey. For all the world his antlers look like a real skinny antelope rack. :fit:

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Me too...I was gonna post a picture of the ones I found, but somebody stole my camera USB cord!:mad:
 

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Spot, did you cut any of the acorns open to see if they were good? A lot of the time the acorns that fall this early have worms in them. :thumb:
I didn't think of that, wish I had.:smack: I did notice that a couple of them (and there were only a few) looked like they were opened by deer.
 

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Sounds like we are going to have a great acorn crop this year. That's great for the deer and other critters but it sure sucks for the hunters. A deer can get out of it's bedding area and in 50-feet find enough acorns to fill up and lay down again. They don't have to do much traveling which means fewer will be walking by tree stands.

So sounds like good scouting and finding those bedding areas (without spooking the deer) will be the main task for most hunters. Glad I have my doe zone permits because bucks might be a bit hard to come by this year.

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Sounds like we are going to have a great acorn crop this year. That's great for the deer and other critters but it sure sucks for the hunters. A deer can get out of it's bedding area and in 50-feet find enough acorns to fill up and lay down again. They don't have to do much traveling which means fewer will be walking by tree stands.

So sounds like good scouting and finding those bedding areas (without spooking the deer) will be the main task for most hunters. Glad I have my doe zone permits because bucks might be a bit hard to come by this year.

Cheers.....
Oh............I was thinking acorns was like.............viagra for bucks:head::whistle:
 

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Many times an early "drop" from a mast tree is due to the total load on that tree....and future prospects.

Momma Nature has a way of telling that tree that she may be overloaded per the moisture/weather and that she needs to get rid of some mast or chance damage to the whole crop....so the tree expels very sound fruits. Hickory are notorious for this trait.
 

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Many times an early "drop" from a mast tree is due to the total load on that tree....and future prospects.

Momma Nature has a way of telling that tree that she may be overloaded per the moisture/weather and that she needs to get rid of some mast or chance damage to the whole crop....so the tree expels very sound fruits. Hickory are notorious for this trait.
Yep...been finding hickernuts on the ground with their jacket on....:head:....must mean we gonna have an early winter:clap:
 

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What they said on the early drop acorns. They will likely lay on the ground untouched for a while, even with no worms, they were dropped probably due to the tree being overloaded. The early drop acorns, wont be as good as the ones that drop after a good frost. We've got pecan trees that are getting broken limbs from being overloaded and walnuts dropping way too soon down here.
 
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