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How come acorns are not harvested?

Old 12-11-2003, 06:38 AM
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A friend used a shop vac and it worked well for him. I just can't do it myself. The neighbors will think I'm cracked! He did say that the deer really hit them hard when he put them out. He has white oaks, great big ones that drop a lot of nuts almost every year.
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Old 12-11-2003, 07:28 AM
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Just tell your neighbors that you are a whitetail specialist gathering supplies on a population controlling procedure or some other sort of BS.
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Old 12-11-2003, 07:43 AM
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I have imagined vacuuming up the yard. I once saw a restaurant owner vacuuming up pumpkin seeds for his restaurant. I have thought of stringing up a tarp and direct the seeds into piles.
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Old 12-13-2003, 07:03 PM
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TARPS!!!!! i have been looking for a good way to round up some acorns the shop vac wouldnt work for me since i dont have an extension cord that long i like the pelet idea maybe u could "spruce them up" with incresed levels of protein and carbs
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Old 12-13-2003, 07:21 PM
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I've tried to gather white oak and bur oak acorns for plantings many times. The problem is that acorns not eaten by deer and squirels often have worms in them. The squirrels and deer can smell the worms in the acorn, and leave the acorn to rot on the ground. Several bags I've gathers have turned to worm food and will never germinate. An Acorn found on the ground may be viable, or it may be already compromised.
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