What do you see in New England for acorns and other nuts?
I hunt in MA and CT. i have never seen so few acorns as i have see this year. the deer are keying in on food. they are moving to the food. place where i always see deer are holding no deer this year.
it is a tough year.
I have found a few beech nuts and acorns. When you find them the trees that have them seem to be loaded. There are a lot more beech nuts than acorns this year. I live only about a mile from the vermont line in western mass. So if you find the trees that have them you will find the deer.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...