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to many acorns ??

Old 09-27-2010, 02:56 PM
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Default to many acorns ??

Hey all, when it comes to finding deer, I know you're supposed to find the acorns to find the deer.
But what do you do when there are acorns Every WHERE !!!!
you can't walk with out slipping and crunching acorns anywhere.
also I am finding a fraction of sign I found last year, the only differance is there are Major acorns in my woods as apposed to the last couple years, Whats the Best approach at this point any ideas would be great
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:10 PM
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Keep it simple, hunt the oaks closest to the bedding areas...They should hit them first in the afternoon when they start to move...
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:18 PM
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are they going to go far from there area or just stay there all day ?
I'm still kinda new to this
Thanks for the reply
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:32 PM
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Find the white oaks or burr oaks if you have them. Deer prefer them to red oak acorns. Otherwise, hunt close to their bedding area as recommended. Deer are lazy. They won't go any farther than they have to.
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:20 PM
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deer are not lazy...they can travel thousands of acres in no time
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:10 AM
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Originally Posted by penninside08 View Post
deer are not lazy...they can travel thousands of acres in no time
When they need to. If they have ample food close to bedding areas and thick cover, why would they risk detection by running all over the place (before the rut)?
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:04 PM
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I have to agree with UPHUNTER. If there food sources close to the bedding area the deer won't travel far especially if there is hard hunting pressure.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:28 PM
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Exactly as mentioned. Hunting during a year with heavy mast crop (acorns) is difficult. The deer won't move too far and deer sign will be hard to locate until the buck start cruising.
Best bet like previously stated is to try and find a white oak stand that's dropping acorns and keep your fingers crossed.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:13 AM
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Same here in southern Indiana,the acorns are all over the place as well as all the other types common to the hardwoods. Persimmon, Mulberry and all the crops that have done well they have quite a feast layed out for them. I walked up on a Buck eating pears on the ground last night, he looked at me 15 yards away and then went back to the pears. I could not believe it when he did not turn and run,he just acted like I was not even there. He was a young 4 pointer but nice and stout for such a small rack.
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