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#2961861 - 09/29/12 04:01 PM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: Howa]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: Howa
I'm in Houston, right next door to Humphries for those who don't know, and my yard is absolutely covered with white oak acorns. I mowed the grass today and could not believe the acorns on the ground. I've seen this many before but never this early, normally when bow opens there will be a couple starting to drop but never anything like this.

I'm in Stewart, right next door to Houston.
Looks like a bumper crop of white oak acorns, but will reserve comment on the reds. Will say that opening morning of archery was like hunting in a hail storm of acorns, and acorns could be heard frequently falling in all directions as far as the ear could hear.

I "think" Stewart received more spring and early summer rainfall than Humphreys. Could that have made such a big difference?

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#2962370 - 09/30/12 05:11 AM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: Wes Parrish]
Swampster
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I'm not seeing as much this year on the Madison-Henderson border. I wouldn't think it is due to rain, as my woods never really dry out. It kind of fluctuates from soggy to firm but not really dry. Maybe the trees took a little rest. In the woods are mostly swamp chestnut (white oak) and they have produced really heavy for the last several years. The willow oaks may have more than usual, but I don't usually pay attention to them as they are so small.

Edited by Swampster (09/30/12 05:43 AM)

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#2962378 - 09/30/12 06:08 AM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Howa
I'm in Houston, right next door to Humphries for those who don't know, and my yard is absolutely covered with white oak acorns. I mowed the grass today and could not believe the acorns on the ground. I've seen this many before but never this early, normally when bow opens there will be a couple starting to drop but never anything like this.

I'm in Stewart, right next door to Houston.
Looks like a bumper crop of white oak acorns, but will reserve comment on the reds. Will say that opening morning of archery was like hunting in a hail storm of acorns, and acorns could be heard frequently falling in all directions as far as the ear could hear.

I "think" Stewart received more spring and early summer rainfall than Humphreys. Could that have made such a big difference?


Yes it could. We've been extremely shy of rain after the prolific rains of the spring ended. We've had a soil-moisture deficit ever since early June.
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#2963810 - 10/01/12 10:25 AM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: BuckWild]
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def. raining down, bad when you hunt a 150 acre soybean field and only 1 deer comes out
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#2964146 - 10/01/12 01:44 PM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: Goose Thumper]
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I've noticed that we have way more acorns than I thought we did this year. All the woods are covered and a little of everything is falling.
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#2964254 - 10/01/12 02:36 PM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Still seeing very little in the way of acorns on my place. You can travel down a dirt road through the woods for over 100 yards without encountering an acorn, and those you do find are primarily Mountain Chestnut. of course, peak white and red oak acorn drop isn't for another week or two.
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#2964276 - 10/01/12 02:48 PM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: BSK]
richmanbarbeque
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Still seeing very little in the way of acorns on my place. You can travel down a dirt road through the woods for over 100 yards without encountering an acorn, and those you do find are primarily Mountain Chestnut. of course, peak white and red oak acorn drop isn't for another week or two.


You are lucky.

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#2964299 - 10/01/12 03:00 PM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Ive seen very few in Perry co
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#2964320 - 10/01/12 03:10 PM Re: Oaks in humphries [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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 Originally Posted By: richmanbarbeque
 Originally Posted By: BSK
Still seeing very little in the way of acorns on my place. You can travel down a dirt road through the woods for over 100 yards without encountering an acorn, and those you do find are primarily Mountain Chestnut. of course, peak white and red oak acorn drop isn't for another week or two.


You are lucky.


To a certain extent, yes. I hate a bumper crop. The deer never have to move. But I'm worried there is so few as to not be enough of an attractant to draw deer out of the nearby bottomlands.
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