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Acorn Crop In Your Area!!!!!

How does the acorn crop look in your area?. Our's here in East Central Ohio is great again this year. I have a couple of oak tree's in my front yard and they are loaded. Also the last spot I hung a stand is just off of a bedding area where there is a hillside with nothing but oak's that are full of acorns with a pond and a stream just down at the bottom of the hill. I always watch the tree's in my front yard to see when they start dropping. I know then it's time to change from the fields to the hardwoods!!!!!

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I have not talked to my Dad

I have not talked to my Dad about the acorns specifically back in Vermont, but I know the apple and beachnut crops are huge this year.  Should be a good year for mast crops in general.

Out here in California, it seems to be shaping up for a good acorn year.  Last year was not so good, but the few years prior were good. I will be out for opening day Saturday, and will be hunting a few yards from some oaks, so I will check it out then.

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Yeah, last year the acorn

Yeah, last year the acorn crop here in Ohio was really good and it's looking even better this year. I can't wait to sit in one of those new sets we put up by that bedding area. That place should be cranking in the early season and right on into the rut!!!!!

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Well we don't have oak trees

Well we don't have oak trees but the oak brush does seem to have a pretty good crop on them this year. It does seem to make a differece in the deer patterns somewhat but not as much as some of the other food sources in the area. We have gotten a lot more water than normal this year so in addition to a good acorn crop some of the private fields bordering public lands have grown much better than past years. I have seen some cut for hay this year that haven't been cut for over a decade. That is of much more interest to me than the acorns in the area.

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lots and lots of nuts

There are lots and lots of nuts here in upstate New York.  It is probably he heaviest crop of mast I have every seen.  Lots of acorns and the beech trees are just LOADED with Beech nuts too.  The entire white tail deer herd should be well fed and ready for winter by the time that the snow flies this fall.  Unless it is a heavy cover of snow and ice they should get through the winter fairly easily based on the amount of food I'm seeing now in early September of 2011.  And that's not even menioning the squirrels.....

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On one of my recent outings

On one of my recent outings to one of my favorite spots, I also noticed something else I haven't seen in a very long time. The hickory trees have a tremendous crop this year. I can't remember the last time I've seen hickory tree's in our area with a good crop on them. This will just be an added feast to the deer herd.

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When do the acorns normally

When do the acorns normally start dropping?  Mid sept. ?

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The acorn tree in my front

The acorn tree in my front yard here in Texas is looking pretty good, since I water the San Augustine grass underneath it everyday. The oak trees that are out on the ranch that I hunt will probably have a 40 - 50% crop from normal years. The lack or rain  and the extreme heat didn't allow for much in the way of growing conditions. But I will say it will make hunting the deer a little easier since my food plots don't have to compete with acorns.

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338,i'm with ya on that

338,i'm with ya on that compete,wish my feeder's did'nt have to compete with akorn's...Last year had to turn them off...noticed the other day their were sum on ground....man i hate akorn's...

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The oak trees in my front

The oak trees in my front yard are starting to drop their acorns. They aren't coming down in bunches yet but they are coming down. I say in 1-2 weeks they will be dropping like flies.

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Yeah out in my backyard there

Yeah out in my backyard there is a few on the ground but not much.

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