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Hudson00
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Acorns
Is there a date range that any of you are aware of that different oak trees begin to drop acorns. If so please post the dates from the past you have seen. I am curious how this coincides with my deer movement from their summer pattern.


Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
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re: Acorns
Live oaks, White oaks, and saw tooth oaks been dropping for about a week in SW Mississippi


OptionRight
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Down da skreet
Member since Sep 2010
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re: Acorns
Friggin bumper crop of acorns this year going to make food plot hunting tough this year in SW Miss...I got branches hanging low with acorn mass...usually keeps our buck sightings down in these bumper crop years...literally have to find active feed trees near bedding areas to have any luck at all....hopefully we get some extended really cold periods this year...


Hudson00
Member since Feb 2017
8 posts

re: Acorns
What is everyone seeing in north Louisiana? Do acorns fall the same time from area to area or is it different.


CoachChappy
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re: Acorns
I'm in SWLA and they are dropping now.


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celltech1981
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Louisiana
Member since Jul 2014
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re: Acorns
quote:

Live oaks, White oaks, and saw tooth oaks been dropping for about a week in SW Mississippi




i can confirm. Went and checked a few trees friday and there was deer shite all over under them.

The trees near water drop first


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No Colors
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In SW MS there is a significant difference between Water oaks and Cherrybarks. The Water oaks drop first. And the deer will use them in late Sept and Oct. But it seems like the Cherrybarks drop later. Closer to November. And when that starts the deer will walk through the Water oaks and ignore them to eat the Cherrybarks. Acorns look the exact same to me. But seem to be different to the deer.


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Clyde Tipton
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Planet Earth
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re: Acorns
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What is everyone seeing in north Louisiana?


Sawtooth falls early in September. Seems like the others like to wait for a frost or at least chilly temps a few nights around October.

Disclaimer: I haven't been monitoring this year. Headed down to our property to do a work day this Sunday.


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NYCAuburn
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re: Acorns
Irma came though North GA and knocked them all down. Hiked 12 miles last Sunday and it was like walking on ball bearings.


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White Bear
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NWLA
Member since Jul 2014
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Water and willow come off this time of year into Oct and usually all at once or pretty quick at least. Nuttall begin falling about the same time but I've seen nuttall acorns still in the trees in March the following spring before bud break. Overcup fall in Oct/Nov and pretty quick as well. those dates are rough fyi. I've heard deer crunching OC acorns well before I see them.


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The Torch
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I walk in this park in North La, they are starting.

My mom's front yard is covered in pin oaks acorns


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TexasTiger
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Katy TX
Member since Sep 2003
5183 posts

re: Acorns
Pay close attention to any white oaks you have on your place. The deer flock to these hard in the areas I hunt. They will walk past live oaks to get to the white oaks.

I don't know the exact dates they start to fall I believe by mid October thru November is when I regularly see them on the ground.


REB BEER
Laffy yet
Member since Dec 2010
8830 posts

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Any of the red oak acorns have a higher tannin content and taste bitter to deer. They will definitely eat them, but prefer white oak acorns.
This post was edited on 9/22 at 6:02 pm


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Kashmir
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Member since Dec 2014
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white oaks at the club in jefferson county are not close to falling. got three different stands on different areas with white oaks and they're still green. probably 3-4 more weeks.


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SaDaTayMoses
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Da Platte
Member since Oct 2005
2607 posts

re: Acorns
Live oaks at my house are dropping like crazy. Lots of water to produce the acorns. Now it's sort of a mini drout. Trees are dropping. The trees are all approximately 50-100 years old. No young trees to report on


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