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#2954947 - 09/24/12 08:17 AM squirrel ?
fishboy1
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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.
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#2955274 - 09/24/12 11:39 AM Re: squirrel ? [Re: fishboy1]
moondawg
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My guess is that it probably is. One of the old timer inlaws always mentions the squirrels cutting hickory nuts during early squirrel season.
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#2955328 - 09/24/12 12:20 PM Re: squirrel ? [Re: moondawg]
bigtex
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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..
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#2983427 - 10/15/12 09:56 PM Re: squirrel ? [Re: bigtex]
cruff10
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I think it is like Hickory/Pecans, beach nuts, then the OAKS...

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

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#2983541 - 10/16/12 12:11 AM Re: squirrel ? [Re: cruff10]
catman529
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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.
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#2983885 - 10/16/12 09:28 AM Re: squirrel ? [Re: catman529]
fishboy1
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On my little property they are cutting Hickories then running to the big red oak to eat them.
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