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#3034670 - 11/15/12 12:39 PM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: htnseymour]
Jerkasourous of the non-typical kind

Registered: 03/11/99
Posts: 65979
Loc: Nashville, TN

 Originally Posted By: htnseymour
acorns are still like carpet in the woods. hoping soon they rot and the deer will come to the wheat and other plots we have

If you have any red oak variety of acorns in there, don't count on it. They don't rot or go to root until spring.
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#3034685 - 11/15/12 12:53 PM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: BSK]
8 Point

Registered: 09/26/11
Posts: 1595
Loc: sevier county Tn

Dang it BSK, you are ruining my hopes and dreams. Thanks for the info
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#3034723 - 11/15/12 01:19 PM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: htnseymour]
Football Hunter

Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25536
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

Oats already showing seed heads?Ive never seen that anywhere near this early.Not says its not happening,you must have planted very early.Deer keep my plots mowed year round though.
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#3035137 - 11/15/12 05:46 PM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: Football Hunter]
4 Point

Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 147
Loc: Tn,USA

Sowed it down about the 3rd week of August.Started raining while I was sowing it.Jumped up and took off.
#3035897 - 11/16/12 07:32 AM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: Donk]
16 Point

Registered: 02/05/03
Posts: 10449
Loc: Brentwood, TN US

If you have several hunts on it starting with archery season, hunting pressure may be coming into play as well. It doesn't take much to cause a significant shift in travel patterns. And, just because you haven't had deer blowing the woods down doesn't mean you haven't been detected at a distance, and they are going around this spot or using it nocturnally.

But, my guess is acorns.
Life is too short to fish with a dead cricket.

#3037400 - 11/17/12 08:34 AM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: scn]
Columbia Scott
8 Point

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 1011
Loc: Columbia, Tennessee

They will hammer it when the acorns and browse are gone. Mine is still green and lush. I planted oats, winter peas and brassicas. Late season it was the place to be. I have a 1/4 acre plot and counted 30 deer in at one time. It's always late though.
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#3041039 - 11/19/12 07:36 PM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: Columbia Scott]
12 Point

Registered: 11/25/09
Posts: 5070
Loc: medon,Tn.

same problem here
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#3043080 - 11/21/12 05:08 AM Re: Cant figure this out !!! [Re: tickweed]
4 Point

Registered: 10/14/00
Posts: 433
Loc: Huron, TN, USA

I have experienced that before too. Then one day after the other food sources are gone, the food plot is eaten down to bare earth.
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