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#3411724 - 10/21/13 09:34 AM hedge apples ?
southernhunter
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whats the relation between them and deer ? i have heard the do and don't eat them. i also recently heard the made a good cover scent spray . one of my hunting areas are loaded with them.
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#3411750 - 10/21/13 09:47 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: southernhunter]
Urban_Hunter
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No they won't eat them... not that I have ever seen anyways. Our place is has a few close to my stand and picking gets slim come late November and December, they wont touch them. They do make great deer decoys though. Deer use them to trick us out. They fall and roll down the hill, bouncing along sounds JUST LIKE a deer bounding off. Gets me every time one falls.
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#3411771 - 10/21/13 09:57 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
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Yes, they will eat them. But only if more favorable foods aren't available.
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#3411782 - 10/21/13 10:07 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: BSK]
hitek7
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Registered: 07/26/10
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They hurt when they fall out of the tree and hit you... If they were preferred food,we would be set!
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#3411784 - 10/21/13 10:09 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: hitek7]
Urban_Hunter
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CRAZY!!!!!!

Would have never thought they eat them.. I have never seen them touch them and never seen one that looked like it had been chewed on. Guess they will eat nearly anything when hungry enough.
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#3411791 - 10/21/13 10:13 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: Urban_Hunter]
Jmed
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Ive seen them eat them before but not often. That is osage orange isnt it?
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#3411797 - 10/21/13 10:20 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: Jmed]
diamond hunter
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Loc: Goodlettsville Tennessee USA

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Yes same tree
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#3411830 - 10/21/13 10:43 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: diamond hunter]
stik
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the only thing I have ever seen eat one was a groundhog.
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#3411868 - 10/21/13 11:05 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: stik]
dsa5455
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Registered: 07/15/10
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Use to see them on the ground busted up and wondered if deer ate them. Then I saw a doe bust one up and nibble. That was years ago.
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#3411918 - 10/21/13 11:37 AM Re: hedge apples ? [Re: dsa5455]
Wrangler
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I hunt some open feilds and one has an hedge apple tree in it and I have noticed over the past several years most of the deer in my area will go stright to that tree to feed. The does eat the grass around while the bucks will eat the hedge apple only if they have been busted up. I will usually drive my atv in the feild a few days pryer to the hunt and bust the apples up. this is one of my most productive areas.
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