Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 1 1
Topic Options
#2954947 - 09/24/12 08:17 AM squirrel ?
fishboy1
16 Point


Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 10527
Loc: Warren Co

Offline
Deer hunted Sat am. Acorns, Persimmons, Hickory everywhere.

even with all the acorns, Whites, reds, chestnut, they were cutting hickories. IS that their #1 preferred food? I would have figured they would be stuffed full of acorns.
_________________________
If you can't trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power ?




Top
#2955274 - 09/24/12 11:39 AM Re: squirrel ? [Re: fishboy1]
moondawg
16 Point


Registered: 06/19/02
Posts: 19313
Loc: Millington, TN

Offline
My guess is that it probably is. One of the old timer inlaws always mentions the squirrels cutting hickory nuts during early squirrel season.
_________________________
Don't look down, BE down!--Turkeyburd (Prevous 2012)

Top
#2955328 - 09/24/12 12:20 PM Re: squirrel ? [Re: moondawg]
bigtex
8 Point


Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 1730
Loc: Brush Creek

Offline
It's been my experience that yes they prefer hickory nuts over acorns anytime. Don't know why, looks like acorns would be a lot easier to eat, they are cutting the heck out of the hickory's here at the house and we have plenty of acorns as well..
_________________________
"It is not through knowledge, but through experience of the world that we are brought into relation with it."
__Albert Schweitzer

Top
#2983427 - 10/15/12 09:56 PM Re: squirrel ? [Re: bigtex]
cruff10
10 Point


Registered: 08/26/04
Posts: 2976
Loc: Wartburg, TN (Morgan Co)

Offline
I think it is like Hickory/Pecans, beach nuts, then the OAKS...

but can cut any as soon as they get ripe....

Top
#2983541 - 10/16/12 12:11 AM Re: squirrel ? [Re: cruff10]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 16658
Loc: Franklin TN

Offline
yes I hate it because the hickories are my #1 preferred nut in the woods too... I see squirrels sometimes on oaks, sometimes on walnuts, ALWAYS on hickory nuts. Even big stands of many mature hickories full of nuts still get mostly wiped out.
_________________________
Haven't been this excited about deer season

...since last deer season

Top
#2983885 - 10/16/12 09:28 AM Re: squirrel ? [Re: catman529]
fishboy1
16 Point


Registered: 01/13/03
Posts: 10527
Loc: Warren Co

Offline
On my little property they are cutting Hickories then running to the big red oak to eat them.
_________________________
If you can't trust people with freedom, how can you trust them with power ?




Top
Page 1 of 1 1


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Cuttin Caller, Bobby G, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4105561
RUGER
87062
Deer Assassin
65411
BSK
61046
Crappie Luck
51376
spitndrum
Newest Members
zatoan, DanParchman3, saddleman1, Jculber301, Mik475
13282 Registered Users
Who's Online
127 registered (backroads, Master Chief, chrmayo, String Music, Tnscooter63, caretaker, 17 invisible) and 139 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13282 Members
42 Forums
93363 Topics
1090164 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.189 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.