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We didn’t have any acorns in my neck of the woods this year.

I know other areas reported a bumper crop this year.

What is strange to me is we have a ton of beechnuts.

Anyone else expierience the same?
 
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The small 20 year old beech tree in my yard was loaded this year, just as it has been the past few years
 
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Although I've never seen a deer eat a beechnut I love beech trees and enjoy hunting near them. Come to think of it I haven't seen a turkey eat them either but I think they do?
 
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I've seen deer attempt to eat beechnuts but only a couple of times. They may not eat them but the bucks sure love making scrapes under them.
 
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Since there were no acorns and only a few Hickory nuts at my place this time the squirrels are tearing them up .

Looks like it’s time to do a little thinning.....
 
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I got a bunch of beech trees. Generally see a lot of squirrel action in them, and deer under the trees. Lot of wind rows back in the woods too from turkey around beech trees. I also have lots oak and hickory on my land, usually indifferent to acorn and hickory nut mast, I still see squirrels, turkeys and deer in the beech trees. Maybe cause I have so many here.

Given the 3 nuts--acorn, hickory and beech indifferent to taste. The ACORN probably is most meat for the least amount of effort, thin skin bite and twist like eating a sunflower seed(kind of). Hickory nut worse than the tightest walnut to get to meat, beech little triangle shaped thing (have no idea what they taste like--look like a star wars rebel ship when you hold it up).
 
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I couldn’t resist I had to taste one . LOL

They are lots better to me than any acorn.

I heard people use to make flour out of Beechnuts and bake into bread.

It sure would take a bunch of them to fill a Guy up.

There about the size of seed in a sunflower seed or maybe a little smaller.
 
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Deer, turkey and bear kill em here but we haven't had a good crop of em in at least 4 years. I know one small section of a valley that has some and the turkeys were still hitting them hard a few weeks ago

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deer and turkey will eat them over a white oak in my area they never last more than a few weeks,i personally think they're the best wild nut in the mnts
 
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All game eats the heck out of them on my place too. They just don’t seem to produce very consistently.


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