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Old 08-29-2018, 06:06 PM   #1
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:13 PM   #2
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There goes deer season.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:16 PM   #3
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:20 PM   #4
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best news ever. good acorn crops help my hunting
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:35 PM   #5
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It’s all good
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:39 PM   #6
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You mean you will have to actually hunt ? The horror !
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:42 PM   #7
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Man my trees are loaded
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:43 PM   #8
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My live oaks started dropping last week--
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:46 PM   #9
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:49 PM   #10
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Love it. Found a loaded oak flat today. Next time up my Summit tree stand will be going up!
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:50 PM   #11
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At least someone will be happy!

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Old 08-29-2018, 06:50 PM   #12
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Sell the bow and pick up the golf clubs
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:12 PM   #13
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I'm loaded with acorns this year! Go where they are and you will be fine. Probably see more deer than ever before sitting over an oak patch!
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:27 PM   #14
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Red oak at the house is loaded. Oaks at the lease are dying from lack of rain, so no acorns this year to ruin the hunting
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:33 PM   #15
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Yep! A good "mast" is what he promised, and a good "mast" is what he's delivering. Ain't it awesome?!
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:33 PM   #16
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Our oak trees look dead from the drought. I don't think any of them have acorns.
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:37 PM   #17
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Sweet, my tree stands are in oak trees.
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:42 PM   #18
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Seasons over....all the concrete cowboys that hunt the hill country can’t just sit around and blame the acorns....AGAIN....lol
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:42 PM   #19
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:46 PM   #20
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Hand mistletoe and they walk past acorns and corn all day long!
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Old 08-29-2018, 07:48 PM   #21
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Seasons over....all the concrete cowboys that hunt the hill country canít just sit around and blame the acorns....AGAIN....lol

They could be sitting around using the excuse telling everybody how much smarter their deer are than everybody else's in the USA.......AGAIN....lol

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Old 08-29-2018, 08:25 PM   #22
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I’m seeing few red oaks, fewer pin oak. Maybe a few more than average post and white oak.
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:27 PM   #23
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:28 PM   #24
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Let the rain begin

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Old 08-29-2018, 08:37 PM   #25
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I could handle that. But Colorado County is covered in oaks
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:43 PM   #26
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I could handle that. But Colorado County is covered in oaks
This is what my 500 oak trees looked like at Cisco last year! Heck, even if the
Pigs stayed locked down in the timber.
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:48 PM   #27
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Good! Get away from the feeder, hunt the acorns and you’ll find the deer! It’s really pretty simple.
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Old 08-29-2018, 08:54 PM   #28
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Good! Get away from the feeder, hunt the acorns and youíll find the deer! Itís really pretty simple.
Easy to say. Every tree is an Oak
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:11 PM   #29
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Most of the oaks around here have small acorns this year, I would think the moisture content will be low in them as well. I am glad we have a few anyway.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:27 PM   #30
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Seasons over....all the concrete cowboys that hunt the hill country canít just sit around and blame the acorns....AGAIN....lol
Too funny!
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:31 PM   #31
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Find you a good pin oak dropping and it's better than a corn feeder.
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:37 PM   #32
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:22 PM   #33
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Easy to say. Every tree is an Oak
I hear ya. The pin oak bottoms I hunt are the same way. They will feed under some more than others. All about finding the right ones.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:24 PM   #34
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I’ve seen very few acorns here in East Texas this year. There may be some way up high I can’t see, but I think the lack of rain has hurt the mast crop from what I can tell. And I have a stand located in an oak flat because normally it has acorns...we’ll see
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:29 PM   #35
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Acorns are falling right now in my creek bottom. Im loving it.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:32 PM   #36
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Easy to say. Every tree is an Oak
No doubt. I hunted the oaks plenty the last few years but there are too many that are producing.

This was in my backyard in Conroe. Curious to see what the lease is looking like in ETX.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:36 PM   #37
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Wait until you jokers check your persimmon trees!
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:16 PM   #38
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Good! Get away from the feeder, hunt the acorns and youíll find the deer! Itís really pretty simple.
My 55 acres are covered in Red Oaks...they are everywhere.


I may need to hunt out of the loft in my cabin. My best Oak is 25 yards from my deck.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:21 PM   #39
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They've been falling at my house for over a week. I thought when I moved in that having 20+ oaks was a good thing and I was planning on bagging them and taking them to the lease. Problem is that they are falling now due to a squirrel. He's basically taking a bite and tossing the other half.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:54 PM   #40
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Enough about akurns....more importantly, does anyone know on what day the rut will start on this year???
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:04 AM   #41
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Noooooooo
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:26 AM   #42
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October 31
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:24 AM   #43
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its real dry here so they may fall early
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:31 AM   #44
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I only have a about 5 post oaks but about half a million pecan trees
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:29 AM   #45
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I already have them on the ground around me.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:56 AM   #46
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I only have a about 5 post oaks but about half a million pecan trees


We have a half million live and shin oak trees.... and 5 mesquites. Landowner has 4100 acres. It really is not ďthat simpleĒ.... Starting the 11th year on the place and we have yet to figure out which ones the better buck is going to be on each day within a 40 yards bowhunting only circle on that particular day we are there.. We have better odds of winning the powerball lottery being 5 hours away.

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Old 08-30-2018, 08:00 AM   #47
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Yep, my place too. The deer have about 500 choices on where to eat. Easy to hunt Oaks when you donít have that many.
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:23 AM   #48
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Red oak at the house is loaded. Oaks at the lease are dying from lack of rain, so no acorns this year to ruin the hunting
Same for us just south of you. The last two years we were covered up.
This year we haven't seen a single acorn.
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:39 AM   #49
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If you want to attract deer to "your" oak tree patch fertilize them in winter and through out spring. The acorns they drop will be 2-3X larger and sweeter. Use 13-13-13 fertilizer. Will be the best deer feeder you will ever hunt.
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:45 AM   #50
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If you want to attract deer to "your" oak tree patch fertilize them in winter and through out spring. The acorns they drop will be 2-3X larger and sweeter. Use 13-13-13 fertilizer. Will be the best deer feeder you will ever hunt.



Have you tasted them to confirm or are you just regurgitating something you have seen in print elsewhere?


That's a ****load of fertilizer for 4100 acres of live oaks. I'm having a hard time believing, I can fertilize one oak mott of trees and all the deer on our place with take the time to walk past all the other thousands of oaks to that specific oak mott. Maybe I can understand in east Texas where acorn producing trees are rarer and they have just a few choices but not where we hunt......
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