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#2948789 - 09/19/12 09:24 AM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: Bayou Buck]
JCDEERMAN
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 Originally Posted By: Bayou Buck
 Originally Posted By: BSK
In the past, deer often ignored my plots if acorns were available. But over the years I've seen more a move towards dual use, even in a good acorn year. I have no idea why.


Even with the acorns falling I always get good usage on my plots. It may be beacause there are no other plots for miles around.


My experience as well. They will hit our plots no matter what the acorn production is like each year IF the plots are limed. No other food plots for miles. Finding good acorns dropping a couple hundred yards from the plots close to thick areas is key on our place.
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#2948925 - 09/19/12 11:40 AM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
In the past, deer often ignored my plots if acorns were available. But over the years I've seen more a move towards dual use, even in a good acorn year. I have no idea why.


We have deer frequent plots all through sept and oct.....
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#2950243 - 09/20/12 11:06 AM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: BHC]
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I doint think deer ever stop using my plots,but will spend more time in the WOs when they are dropping for sure.
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#2997098 - 10/24/12 02:45 PM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: Football Hunter]
FullRut
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Deer typically use our plots up until second weekend of bow season, regardless of acorn crop, before going nocturnal for several weeks before they return.
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#2999979 - 10/26/12 09:10 AM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: FullRut]
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Watched a buck and 2 does walk through our plots last week and into our sawtooth grove where they stayed for about 30 minutes eating the acorns.
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#3001704 - 10/27/12 11:35 AM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: Cold Creek Mafia]
PcDeer
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Registered: 12/26/11
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We have had a pretty good year here for acorns but the deer have been relentless in my buck oats/ladino clover plot but haven't touched my biologic maximum yet as expected.
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#3002861 - 10/28/12 05:45 AM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: ]
Boone 58
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 Originally Posted By: grant913
just wanted to know how you guys are doing as far as your deer in your food plots when the acorns are falling like they are know? i have to cams one on the food plot which has been out for three weeks and one on a ridge with plenty of falling acorns. now i have went a full week with little to none in the plot compared to more on the ridge.


They are sparring and chasing on the food plots by evidence of all the splayed tracks and tracks in general, but they are not feeding very much at all because the acorns are in heavy abundance and they are wearing the hardwoods out. I took a youth to a food plot yes. to hunt because it was a shooting house and i wanted her to be comfortable and we only saw a lone wandering spike walk across it without ever reaching down and feeding.......to which she promptly shot at him 6 times............and missed cleanly each time.....
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#3002948 - 10/28/12 07:25 AM Re: food plot vs acorns [Re: Boone 58]
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Deer are definitely feeding in my plots. Have hundreds of trail-cam pics of feeding activity, plus lots of sparring and doe-pestering.
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