Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

Picking Acorns

Old 08-01-2009, 10:07 AM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Madison County,NY
Posts: 138
Question Picking Acorns

I have an Oak tree out front of my house and i was wondering if you picked up the fallen acorns and put them out in a pile in the woods, would the deer eat them? I was planning on putting them in front of my camera to see what happens but i wanted to get your opinions on the idea first. Thanks.
nyhunter89 is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 10:17 AM
  #2  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location:
Posts: 202
Default

great idea and yes it works. we lay tarps under our acorn trees when they start falling so u dont have to pick them up one at a time.. Acorns are higher in protein than corn too
Cannonw24 is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 11:18 AM
  #3  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Waverly,NY
Posts: 97
Default

Deer love acorns,they prefer the white to the red.Just try both of them and you will know why.The white acorns have a sweet flavor to them.While the red acorns seem kind of bitter.
I see your from NY,so am I.I don't own the oak trees but have permission to rake them up.I rake them onto a tarp and then put them in a large plastic bucket.
I also get apples.Deer from all over will come to your cameras.
dvallilee is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 12:14 PM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
crokit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: elmira ny
Posts: 1,676
Default

Originally Posted by dvallilee View Post
Deer love acorns,they prefer the white to the red.Just try both of them and you will know why.The white acorns have a sweet flavor to them.While the red acorns seem kind of bitter.
I see your from NY,so am I.I don't own the oak trees but have permission to rake them up.I rake them onto a tarp and then put them in a large plastic bucket.
I also get apples.Deer from all over will come to your cameras.
You any kin to Mark or Mary from Ithaca?
crokit is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 12:39 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
johnch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: NW Ohio , 5 min from Ottawa National / Magee Marsh
Posts: 2,051
Default

My brother's inlaws run a yard service
Every fall they power rake lots of yards , to pick up the acorns

They drop off several 55 gallon barrels full of White oak acrons at a time

Around 4 PM I will take a 1/2 full barrel into the woods with the ATV and dump them at different spots
Always close to a tree stand

Normaly by dark the deer have them cleaned up

Of course , a number of times
I am in the tree while the wife drives the ATV home

John
johnch is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 01:06 PM
  #6  
Boone & Crockett
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Ponce de Leon Florida USA
Posts: 10,079
Default

It might sound crazy, but in states that it is illegal to bait, it would probably be considered illegal.
timbercruiser is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 01:32 PM
  #7  
Nontypical Buck
 
FlDeerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: DeFuniak Spr.Florida
Posts: 4,329
Default

Now that would be a real question Timber,what if he put them under an oak tree?
FlDeerman is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 03:42 PM
  #8  
Nontypical Buck
 
Centaur 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Titusville Florida
Posts: 1,727
Default

Has anyone ever tried blending them or chopping in a food processor so it's like acorn rage?
Centaur 1 is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 04:14 PM
  #9  
Spike
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Waverly,NY
Posts: 97
Default

Crokit,my name is Dave Vallilee and I'm from Waverly,NY.I have uncles,aunts and cousins who live in Sayre and Athens PA.I'm sure I'm related to them somehow.Vallilee is a very unusual name.
dvallilee is offline  
Old 08-01-2009, 06:09 PM
  #10  
Spike
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Michigan
Posts: 14
Default

I had a buddy of mine also put acorns out instead of corn. It worked great except that bone head picked them up 1 by 1. Whatever works, I guess.
www.strictlywhitetails.com
bnbplay is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.