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#3300763 - 07/24/13 12:44 PM Acorn crop 2013
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I know it is a little early to say what the acorn crop looks like this year, but has anyone been checking out trees for little acorns yet? If so, what is everyone seeing? We've had a couple good years in a row, so the law of averages would say not so good this year....except the weather has not been average this summer either. I've put more work than usual into food plots and other improvements this year so it would be nice to have a down year for acorns and more usage of food plots. If anybody has noticed anything so far, what is it and what part of Tennessee are you referring to?
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#3300971 - 07/24/13 04:26 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: ERIC]
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So far, looks like at least a decent crop. As they get easier to see, I suspect it might be a BIG crop.
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#3301148 - 07/24/13 07:24 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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Pulled in my parents driveway today and huge red oak acorns were raining on my car from the wind. Green of course, but doing good so far
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#3301804 - 07/25/13 12:12 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: JCDEERMAN]
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I was afraid of that.
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#3302589 - 07/26/13 08:02 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: ERIC]
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Never ceases to amaze me how the acorn crop can be so different on properties that just a few miles apart. Last year, we had NO acorns and the year before they were slim at best. Actually hoping for a bumper crop this year, as our deer have been pounded pretty hard on plots 2 years in a row.
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#3305531 - 07/29/13 03:20 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: tellico4x4]
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I just checked a huge pin oak Saturday (July 27) and it's loaded with tiny acorns.
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#3306409 - 07/30/13 11:25 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Hunter 257W]
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There seem to be plenty on a Chinkapin sp? in my neighbors yard
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#3306456 - 07/30/13 11:52 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
There seem to be plenty on a Chinkapin sp? in my neighbors yard


Yup, the Chinquapins and Mountain Chestnut Oaks (sister species) are doing great this year.
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#3313821 - 08/06/13 05:01 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
So far, looks like at least a decent crop. As they get easier to see, I suspect it might be a BIG crop.


I haven't checked the "red oak" varieties in our area but I can tell you that the whites are considered pretty heavy at this point from my Lawrence and Wayne county observations. This is supposed to be a red oak year rotation so if it is,,,,,it will be a "heavy" year.
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#3313969 - 08/06/13 07:40 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Boone 58]
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In my area, only see acorns on post oaks, and sawtooth.
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#3314160 - 08/06/13 09:37 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: buckaroo]
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I havent checked acorns yet, but persimmon and every other browse imaginable is loaded! We normally move our cattle to another farm by mid July, they are still in the same pastures so far with no signs anytime soon on having to move them.

I am anxious to see how deer hunting is going to be this year, in my area they do not have to move more than a couple hundred yards and they have all the food and water they need. Typical food sources that hold large groups of deer (soybean fields, etc) only have a few in them, at least the ones I have been glassing.
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#3316075 - 08/08/13 02:06 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: AT Hiker]
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very poor in N. Central KY. from what I have seen thus far.
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#3316284 - 08/08/13 06:03 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BowGuy84]
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My Shelby county White oak is loaded. There is a stand of them on my lease and we did some pruning to open the area up a tad.
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#3316733 - 08/08/13 11:09 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: DaveB]
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Hoping for something good. The last 2 years have been dismal on mine. They found them nearby because I opened up 2 stomachs last year and they were loaded, but not from my place. I have had a stand on a group of 8 oaks for the last 2 years with minimal sightings on that stand. Hopefully, the 3-year theory kicks in this year.
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#3317134 - 08/09/13 11:15 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Greg M]
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Putting up stands last weekend,I couldn't find any,NE Perry co,would be 3 years straight of low white oak acorns,seems strange.
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#3317152 - 08/09/13 11:37 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Football Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
Putting up stands last weekend,I couldn't find any . . . . .

Sometimes they are very hard to see, even when there are lots there (this early).

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#3360167 - 09/15/13 12:53 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: buckaroo]
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Swamp chestnut (white) seems only fair. Sawtooth are better than average. I'm seeing a lot of the little acorns from the willow oaks on the ground and it appears that the squirrels are eating them pretty good.
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#3360196 - 09/15/13 01:53 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: buckaroo]
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I have an oak in my front yard, I believe it is river oak and that thing hasn't had a bad year that I can remember.
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#3360255 - 09/15/13 03:40 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Inkstainz]
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From what we're seeing, looks like a moderate crop in my area. Thankfully, not a bumper crop.
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#3360371 - 09/15/13 05:43 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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Pin oaks already dropping in Kansas. Deer were hammering them on the cams I checked a week ago.
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#3360373 - 09/15/13 05:44 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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Moderate from what I saw this morning in northern Hardin county.
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#3360718 - 09/15/13 09:37 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: muddyboots]
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One of our better years.

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#3360852 - 09/16/13 04:27 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: 8 POINTS OR BETTER]
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Im seeing a moderate to heavy crop of white oaks on my place in Fentress and my place in Morgan. Im seeing a low to moderate crop on any of the various red oaks, but I dont feel like Ive properly scouted enough of those yet.
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#3369019 - 09/21/13 05:53 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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White oaks appear pretty heavey all over wayne county, and chestnut oaks and black oak varieties. Still don't have the verdict out on red oaks as this is the rotational year hear for us, I have seen some, just cant confirm how many.
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#3369165 - 09/21/13 08:10 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: buckaroo]
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I am in east Tennessee Cumberland Plateau. Can't find an acorn. Went to Cades cove last week same there.
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#3378518 - 09/28/13 10:33 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
So far, looks like at least a decent crop. As they get easier to see, I suspect it might be a BIG crop.


Bumper crop of chestnut oaks in Wayne County!! Raining down constantly all morning from all areas of our 3030 acre lease!!! What a year! Bumper crop of Muscadines everywhere there also!!!


Edited by Boone 58 (09/28/13 10:34 PM)
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#3378768 - 09/29/13 08:12 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Boone 58]
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I really don't think the acorn crop in my area is going to be as good as I first thought. Maybe a 5 on a scale of 0 to 10.
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#3385465 - 10/02/13 09:49 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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I have very few white oak trees dropping acorns. Several red oaks are dropping. This may be the worst acorn crop I've seen over the last six years. After several years of heavy mast, I guess this shouldn't be a surprise.
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#3385668 - 10/03/13 05:44 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: TNlandowner]
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 Originally Posted By: TNlandowner
After several years of heavy mast, I guess this shouldn't be a surprise.


I think a poor mast year would be such a big surprise because weather conditions have been so conducive to fruiting. If the weather we've had this spring and summer doesn't produce a bumper acorn crop, then obviously we don't know anything about what drives acorn production.
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#3385841 - 10/03/13 08:19 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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Looks to be on the lower end to me, but not terrible. I would give it a 3-4 on a 0-10 scale.
I don't know what causes some years to be better/worse than others, besides the big 2007 April 7th?? 20 degree frost!
After the rain this spring and summer, this is not a big crop like some people would think. I wonder if lots of rain this year, helps out the fall of 2014 more than it would this fall 2013?

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#3385936 - 10/03/13 09:05 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: woodsman87]
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Acorn production is obviously so complicated that just about anything is possible woodsman87.
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#3387958 - 10/04/13 05:14 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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In my area I give it a 0-1 I've been walking for miles and found about 5 post oaks the squirrels are tearing up. You can just sit and listen and NOTHING is hitting the ground not even hickories!!
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#3388511 - 10/05/13 07:44 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: buckaroo]
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iD Like to hear how the sawtooths are procucing this year,anyone?
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#3388581 - 10/05/13 08:43 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: diamond hunter]
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iD Like to hear how the sawtooths are procucing this year,anyone?

Around Nashville, MONSTER crop from the Sawtooths.
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#3388737 - 10/05/13 11:08 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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They were dropping good this morning.
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#3388948 - 10/05/13 03:32 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: muddyboots]
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I have tons of white and red oaks dropping. TONS!
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#3389306 - 10/05/13 07:52 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: TS_13]
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White Oaks are loaded in western Chester county
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#3389315 - 10/05/13 07:58 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: A.Hall]
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Just a few acorns where I am in Hardeman; not a bumper crop at all over this way.
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#3389535 - 10/05/13 11:55 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Boll Weevil]
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red oaks dropping fairly good so far, the white oak in our/neighbors front yard has dropped thousands, and I've seen the deer more than once feeding on them. Found one bur oak with hulls on the ground from squirrels, but not dropping yet. still haven't found a hot tree I can hunt for deer, but so far it seems like a good acorn crop in general around here. Gotta keep looking
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#3391571 - 10/07/13 11:32 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: catman529]
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Worst I've seen in a long while, in So. Henry County
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#3391589 - 10/07/13 11:42 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Bullfrog]
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Mountain & White Oaks just now started dropping pretty good in Southern Wayne & Hardin.
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#3391607 - 10/07/13 11:58 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: tellico4x4]
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For those reporting a terrible acorn crop, are you looking at what is on the ground or what is up in the trees? Peak acorn drop isn't for another week or two yet. Unless you're glassing the treetops, you aren't seeing this year's acorn crop yet.
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#3391807 - 10/07/13 02:26 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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I haven't been out looking in the woods per se, but I have a several white oaks behind my shop building that have been dropping acorns steadily for the past 5-7 days. It is pretty easy to notice them dropping since they overhang the metal roof on the building and it just about sounds like a 22 going off when they hit it! The ground is almost completely covered with them, and curiously a lot of them are green. It is also strange that a couple of red oaks near them have not really started dropping acorns yet (a few here and there). I thought the reds generally drop a little bit earlier than most whites, except for chestnut oaks.
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#3392044 - 10/07/13 06:13 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: woodchuckc]
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I've been glassing, white oaks are usually harder to see than reds. Deffinatley no red oaks in my are. I have managed to see only a handfull of the whites which means there could be some, but generally you would see squirrel cuttings on the ground. But none
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#3395040 - 10/09/13 11:14 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Craddock1]
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I've killed two does already and have seen three small bucks hunting three oak trees in a middle of a field that's dropping.

I don't know why they're dropping earlier than the rest, but the deer are all over it

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#3395145 - 10/09/13 12:40 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: benellivol]
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Our acorns (whites and chinquapins) are laying on the ground everywhere in southern Marshall county. About slipped and twisted my ankle going in yesterday morning. And the trees are still full

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#3395966 - 10/10/13 12:03 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: hitek7]
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I've done some scouting for oaks in the past few days after I climb down the tree from the morning's hunt. I've found that some are dropping but not all. A few have green acorns that aren't ready to drop yet and some don't seem to have acorns. Found a few spots where at least 2 or 3 good chinkapins are dropping in the same concentrated area, and those had the best deer sign. A few white oaks are dropping and a lot of red oaks are dropping too. The chinkapins have the best sign so that's what I've been hunting. The chinkapin in between our house and our neighbors has had a bumper crop this year, and every night there are does and fawns on the neighbors' driveway eating them.

Honestly I did not learn to hunt acorns until this year, and the first attempt had 7 or 8 deer come into range but one of em smelled me. Second attempt there were deer, but not in range. Third attempt comes on friday and I have backup areas to hunt as well.

Deer also seem to be eating the acorns but not yet persimmons, even though I have found 2 trees in particular that have hundreds of ripe persimmons on them with some on the ground with mainly just raccoon sign under them.
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#3395983 - 10/10/13 03:46 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: catman529]
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Looks like my sawtooths will have their first good crop. I have about 400 that are 10-11 yo. Looks like a third have lots of acorns, a third are light, and a third are bare. Some are dropping acorns like crazy, while most are still holding on to them. I think my mature whites will be lighter than usual, but I can't see that high to know for sure.
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#3396160 - 10/10/13 07:57 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: catman529]
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 Originally Posted By: catman529
I've done some scouting for oaks in the past few days after I climb down the tree from the morning's hunt. I've found that some are dropping but not all. A few have green acorns that aren't ready to drop yet and some don't seem to have acorns. Found a few spots where at least 2 or 3 good chinkapins are dropping in the same concentrated area, and those had the best deer sign. A few white oaks are dropping and a lot of red oaks are dropping too. The chinkapins have the best sign so that's what I've been hunting. The chinkapin in between our house and our neighbors has had a bumper crop this year, and every night there are does and fawns on the neighbors' driveway eating them.

Honestly I did not learn to hunt acorns until this year, and the first attempt had 7 or 8 deer come into range but one of em smelled me. Second attempt there were deer, but not in range. Third attempt comes on friday and I have backup areas to hunt as well.

Deer also seem to be eating the acorns but not yet persimmons, even though I have found 2 trees in particular that have hundreds of ripe persimmons on them with some on the ground with mainly just raccoon sign under them.


It is a good thing to learn catman. I love to hunt acorns, I like hunting this time of year as much as the rut season.
And for some reason I have had persimmon trees that go unoticed all year, and some that get ate up. I don't know exactly what it is though. Some persimmons are like gold mines, while others are just possum city.

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#3397494 - 10/11/13 03:27 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: woodsman87]
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Can you expand on the persimmons? I didn't think they would drop until November? Mine are still hard and green this time of year. I know the possums will climb the tree and start eating them as soon as they start turning, and well before they are ripe and dropping. Do they knock enough off the tree that the deer can get to them?
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#3397643 - 10/11/13 07:31 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Swampster]
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We have tons but,,,,, when you cut the white oaks open they are rotten from the inside out. Deer wont touch them and I suspect its from the excessive rain,
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#3397668 - 10/11/13 07:51 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Fordman]
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 Originally Posted By: Fordman
We have tons but,,,,, when you cut the white oaks open they are rotten from the inside out. Deer wont touch them and I suspect its from the excessive rain,

Very interesting, and this is one reason I'm hesitant to pronounce a "good acorn crop" even when you can glass their abundance on the trees. Sounds like you have a "great acorn crop", but it may be of little consequence.

I usually don't talk much about my localized acorn crop until after Oct 15th, unless it's just obvious there are none on the trees (mast failure). Seems to be plenty in most of my hunting areas, but most are still on the trees. I know some that have hit the ground are "good", but can't rule out yet that most may be "rotten". Ironically, one of my traditionally best oak "woods" initially seems to have the poorest crop. Go figure.

You may be on to something about the excessive rain, initially helping the growth, then causing it to mold or rot.

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#3397705 - 10/11/13 08:06 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Swampster]
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Can you expand on the persimmons? I didn't think they would drop until November? Mine are still hard and green this time of year. I know the possums will climb the tree and start eating them as soon as they start turning, and well before they are ripe and dropping. Do they knock enough off the tree that the deer can get to them?


Different persimmons mature/drop at different times, and I don't think there is any way to look at the tree and tell which they are. Some ripen and drop in September and some don't ripen and drop until November.

My next-door neighbor has two mature persimmon trees in her yard, and the fruit on both of them have been ripe in the tree and dropping for weeks. Deer are hammering them. Sitting on my back porch at night I will hear the clatter of hooves as deer coming running across driveways to get to the persimmons.
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#3397709 - 10/11/13 08:08 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Fordman
We have tons but,,,,, when you cut the white oaks open they are rotten from the inside out. Deer wont touch them and I suspect its from the excessive rain,

Very interesting, and this is one reason I'm hesitant to pronounce a "good acorn crop" even when you can glass their abundance on the trees.


Good points.

So far, the whites I've been finding on the ground at my place are fully-formed, ripe, and good inside. But perhaps the ones still in the trees are bad.
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#3397783 - 10/11/13 08:47 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: Swampster
Can you expand on the persimmons? I didn't think they would drop until November? Mine are still hard and green this time of year. I know the possums will climb the tree and start eating them as soon as they start turning, and well before they are ripe and dropping. Do they knock enough off the tree that the deer can get to them?


Different persimmons mature/drop at different times, and I don't think there is any way to look at the tree and tell which they are. Some ripen and drop in September and some don't ripen and drop until November.

My next-door neighbor has two mature persimmon trees in her yard, and the fruit on both of them have been ripe in the tree and dropping for weeks. Deer are hammering them. Sitting on my back porch at night I will hear the clatter of hooves as deer coming running across driveways to get to the persimmons.
deer are like that every night with our neighbors chinkapin.
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#3398212 - 10/11/13 01:31 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: Fordman
We have tons but,,,,, when you cut the white oaks open they are rotten from the inside out. Deer wont touch them and I suspect its from the excessive rain,

Very interesting, and this is one reason I'm hesitant to pronounce a "good acorn crop" even when you can glass their abundance on the trees.


Good points.

So far, the whites I've been finding on the ground at my place are fully-formed, ripe, and good inside. But perhaps the ones still in the trees are bad.

I hope that's not the case here as well, as we seem to have plenty still on the trees but they are behind in falling. Im speaking of both the Red and White oak families of acorns.

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#3399058 - 10/12/13 09:11 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Winchester]
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Lots of acorns have fallen in the last week. I was out at my place Friday, and in places, the ground was absolutely covered with full-size, ripe, and good white oak acorns.

But I was surprised at how "spotty" this production was. Some areas were absolutely covered in acorns, yet other areas with a similar number of white oak trees had not an acorn on the ground. Very strange. Literally there were patches of 5 acres or more without an acorn, and then you would find a 150 yard stretch where acorns were like marbles--every tree just pouring them out. The only pattern I could find to this was the trees at the highest point of the ridgelines did not produce well, but those just off the crest--down along the breakline (military crest)--produced very well.
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#3399839 - 10/12/13 08:58 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: BSK]
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In Greene co. I've only found a handfull of post oaks, no hickory, no white or red. I was in Hancock co, after walking for 3 hrs finding nothing but hickory nuts on the ground I was about to leave but checked a small patch of bottomland woods before giving up. They were raining out of the whiteoaks, I managed to kill a doe there that eve. Strange pattern
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#3401200 - 10/13/13 10:46 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: buckaroo]
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I am on my third straight year with extremely low acorn production in Sullivan. Really expected this year to have a good crop, but it just isn't on the trees. Hunted 4 days the 4th through the 7th and never saw a deer. Of course the morning I left, the 8th, the temp dropped 20 degrees and I saw a dozen within 5 minutes of getting on the road. Sure hope gun is better.
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#3402196 - 10/14/13 03:41 PM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: Greg M]
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I have never seen an acorn crop like the one we have in Henderson County right now. It is absolutlely unbelievable. All white oaks.
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#3403120 - 10/15/13 08:18 AM Re: Acorn crop 2013 [Re: redheadshooter]
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Finally got out yesterday and walked some in the woods. Huge crop of both white & red oaks for us on the Wayne/Hardin line.
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