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Old 10-26-2022, 10:55 PM   #1
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For the past several months, I have had deer at my Corn Feeder and my Protein Feeder every day. The past 8 days, nothing. I assume acorns are everywhere and the deer are on them. Is anything similar happening in your woods? Hunting in Anderson County, East Texas.
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Old 10-26-2022, 10:57 PM   #2
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It's always acorns in late September and October.
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Old 10-26-2022, 11:06 PM   #3
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Basically the same in smith county.

Working acorns and scrape lines hard right now.
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Old 10-26-2022, 11:17 PM   #4
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Yep. I say it’s acorns.
Corn is actually still on the ground after deer leave here at the house.
Not like this summer where they came in the yard begging for more.

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Old 10-26-2022, 11:19 PM   #5
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Probably not an acorn left on the trees after the wind the last few days.
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Old 10-27-2022, 05:11 AM   #6
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I turned my feeder down to 2 feeding and 2 seconds. Going to turn it completely off when I get home from work.
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:13 AM   #7
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Freaking acorns
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:42 AM   #8
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I'm seeing the same thing at my place in Arkansas. No deer pictures in the past three days.
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Old 10-27-2022, 07:18 AM   #9
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I`m just not seeing any bucks. Been on this lease for 5 years and always have 4 or 5 decent bucks on camera this time of year. I see 8-10 does every time I go this year. Had 2 does and a spike see me throwing out hand corn yesterday and came running and started eating 60 feet from me, so they are hungry. Hopefully it has to do with the lack of water this summer and our stock tanks went dry.
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Old 10-27-2022, 07:55 AM   #10
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Same in Burnett County. In August I had does watching me n the dogs repair feeder pens they wanted the corn so bad, now, they walk all around me up in my tree and never walk into the pen. All the acorns are on the the ground now and rain is coming (please G-d let it rain). They will be back soon enough
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Old 10-27-2022, 07:59 AM   #11
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Same in Angelina County on our club. Happens around this time every year.
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Old 10-27-2022, 08:22 AM   #12
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Pecans also. Hunted an orchid for a couple of years. Deer hammer pecans...
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Old 10-27-2022, 08:30 AM   #13
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Theyíre still coming in for corn at my place, but have slowed down on the some.


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Old 10-27-2022, 08:37 AM   #14
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Just started getting pics of doe and bucks at mine sporadically over the past two days. The spot we have set up for my wife has been dead since Labor Day weekend.
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Old 10-27-2022, 08:38 AM   #15
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Thought it was hailing night before last in the strong wind.Another front in the am,hopefully will blow the rest down.The live oaks have small acorns,the post oaks r loaded.Come on with the rut,the young uns r starting to sniff around.the juniors r working their scrapes.The big boys will b along soon.

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Old 10-27-2022, 08:40 AM   #16
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Acorns where raining down all around me yesterday afternoon along the river. It has deer spread out a little right now.

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Old 10-27-2022, 01:25 PM   #17
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They are eating Acorns at my lease near Brady. I hunted for 5 days last week. Young does and yearlings at the feeders. I glassed several nice bucks and older does eating under the oak trees ..
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:33 PM   #18
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I`m just not seeing any bucks. Been on this lease for 5 years and always have 4 or 5 decent bucks on camera this time of year. I see 8-10 does every time I go this year. Had 2 does and a spike see me throwing out hand corn yesterday and came running and started eating 60 feet from me, so they are hungry. Hopefully it has to do with the lack of water this summer and our stock tanks went dry.
We havenít seen much in the way of bucks. Spikes. Spikes. Spikes. Usually we take 1 or 2 good ones in bow season every year. So far nothing.
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:51 PM   #19
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Been slow at my place near Garven store.

Ever since that one good rain in early September the sightings have been few.

Seen very few acorns though
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Old 10-27-2022, 01:55 PM   #20
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Same here in central Texas
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Old 10-27-2022, 02:09 PM   #21
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We have lots of acorns this year, but the deer are still cleaning up the corn, within an hour after the feeder goes off. I watched a doe and fawn eating acorns this morning, that was till a nice buck went after the doe. There was a wall of yaupon between me and them, could not get a shot. So went and got the card out of the camera I knew he would be on, it looks like it was the big 8 that has been showing up this month. Wished I could have stayed in the stand longer. I know they will be hanging around all day.
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Old 10-27-2022, 02:14 PM   #22
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Iím not seeing many in South Texas.

Feels like the is happens when we have a wet year.


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Old 10-27-2022, 03:04 PM   #23
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Mountain lion moved in.
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Old 10-27-2022, 03:09 PM   #24
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Even the pigs at my place in Leon County aren't showing up any more. Must be an awesome acorn crop.
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Old 10-27-2022, 03:33 PM   #25
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Does still coming to my road feeder corn when they hear my Canam and road feeder going off. This is in southwest Mills county on the Colorado river. I only feed every other day.
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Old 10-27-2022, 03:38 PM   #26
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Worst ive seen it - must be a massive acorn crop. Odd considering the drought
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Old 10-27-2022, 03:51 PM   #27
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Yup acorns bad... Does still hit feeder a little but im down to one feeding a day for 1 sec right now just to keep from wasting it.
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Old 10-27-2022, 04:26 PM   #28
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Yep Iíve got a few regular does & 6 point that are faithful. I had 5 shooters but theyíre all gone right now. I hand corn & have a trough but I havenít thrown corn or added any to the trough in about a week. Hopefully the shooters will turn back up.


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Old 10-27-2022, 04:56 PM   #29
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Old 10-27-2022, 05:01 PM   #30
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Something will eat
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:38 PM   #31
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Or it may be that your neighbors haven’t been feeding due to the cost and just started feeding …
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Old 10-27-2022, 06:56 PM   #32
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Been a lot of birds at my feeder also. Deer have been laying low for about a month out in west Texas.
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Old 10-27-2022, 09:44 PM   #33
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Same in Milam County. We have a picture from this morning of a pig walking past the pile of corn like it was dirt.
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Old 10-27-2022, 10:29 PM   #34
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Old 10-27-2022, 10:41 PM   #35
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Big acorn crop. Deer, hogs, and even the coons aren't showing much on my feeder camera. And still plenty of pin oak acorns in the trees. Wind and rain will be our friend, Lots of wind should help bring down the acorns, and wet weather can sour them over time.
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Old 10-28-2022, 12:44 AM   #36
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Not many acorns in west Texas.
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Old 10-28-2022, 03:53 AM   #37
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Same in Milam County. We have a picture from this morning of a pig walking past the pile of corn like it was dirt.
Yep, I have a big Boar that has been a regular visitor. But he has also been MIA! Of course I consider that a good thing! However if he shows up, it will be hammer down!
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Old 10-28-2022, 03:57 AM   #38
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Or it may be that your neighbors havenít been feeding due to the cost and just started feeding Ö
Neighbors feed year round but do not hunt, they are Deer Watchers not Hunters. Once we get colder weather and the acorns sour(assuming we get some rain)I am sure the Deer will be back!
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Old 10-28-2022, 04:56 AM   #39
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We haven’t seen much in the way of bucks. Spikes. Spikes. Spikes. Usually we take 1 or 2 good ones in bow season every year. So far nothing.
Most of my 1yr olds are spikes. Not enough groceries in this year long drought IMHO.
We fed Cottonseed and protein, but not all year. Cow feed took priority.

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Old 11-02-2022, 06:05 PM   #40
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Some of my deer are back along with a Traveling Buck that I have not seen before. Still not eating my corn or protein very much. But they are all over my Buck Forage Oats Food Plot that is really doing well after several inches of rain and more on the way.
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Old 11-02-2022, 06:19 PM   #41
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Even the pigs at my place in Leon County aren't showing up any more. Must be an awesome acorn crop.
Same here.
I have all my feeders fenced with pig panels, we hand corn a couple areas every year before the season for pigs, but the pigs arenít hitting it this year.
This is in Leon county.
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Old 11-02-2022, 07:19 PM   #42
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In Burleson County the pigs have started to root the fields again and feeders don't throw outside the pen. Lots of big pigs at night. More bucks than I could of hoped for showed up last week at the feeders.
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Old 11-02-2022, 07:30 PM   #43
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If anyone has had any measurable rain with these little fronts, you have winter forbs sprouting
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Old 11-02-2022, 10:27 PM   #44
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It’s slow in freestone county also.
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Old 11-02-2022, 10:36 PM   #45
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I was running ~1000 lbs of protein / month out of two feeders until the acorns started falling.

They haven’t eaten 50 lbs of protein between the two feeders in 3-4 weeks now. And they like protein MUCH more than corn.
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Old 11-02-2022, 10:38 PM   #46
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Mountain lion moved in
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Old 11-02-2022, 10:39 PM   #47
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Old 11-03-2022, 08:08 AM   #48
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I haven't had a mature-ish buck on my cameras at all, but I have only had them up a couple weeks.
I used to have a nice buck show up at the cabin when I hand fed the deer, but I believe he is now 5 and a lot more cagey.
That, or he got shot last season.
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Old 11-03-2022, 03:02 PM   #49
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This week has been interesting.
Only bucks at my house feeders this morning
Saw some serious chasing yesterday.
Good news is my food plots finally started sprouting.

Seems a little early.

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Old 11-09-2022, 10:21 PM   #50
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I am now seeing deer every day in my Food Plot! They are chowing down on the Buck Forage Oats. No Shooters so far!
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