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Old 09-25-2022, 07:50 PM   #1
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Is this considered deer berries? Purple berries with light green leaves? Iíve always known them to be. Correct me if Iím wrong
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Old 09-25-2022, 07:55 PM   #2
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Beauty berries. Deer will hit them hard this time of year.
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Old 09-25-2022, 08:00 PM   #3
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I’ve got a good stand of them
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Old 09-25-2022, 08:01 PM   #4
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Yep, American Beauty Berry.
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Old 09-25-2022, 08:01 PM   #5
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American Beautyberry. Up until we got the rain in late August mine had no berries and the leaves looked like canoes. It’s unreal how they put on berries so guickly after the small amount of rain we had.
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:17 PM   #6
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If yall wanna see a real American beauty Berry, just look up some pics from Team Fish Head. And you'll find some pics of me in there.
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:25 PM   #7
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We always called them Spanish Mulberries. Looking at online images I canít tell a difference between these and Beauty Berries
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:48 PM   #8
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After the first frost, berries will get sweet… and pretty much everything in the woods will devour them. We’ve got tons of it up in RR county, deer love it.
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:52 PM   #9
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Iíve got this stuff all over my place and at the deer lease. I have never seen a deer hit this stuff yet nor do I see any signs that they eat it. Just my take on it.
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Old 09-25-2022, 09:59 PM   #10
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If yall wanna see a real American beauty Berry, just look up some pics from Team Fish Head. And you'll find some pics of me in there.
Braggin’ or complainin’ ?
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Old 09-25-2022, 10:02 PM   #11
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I know in the national forest they will tear up the twigs early season. I always heard deer will devour it but have never seen deer on my lease touch them.

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Old 09-25-2022, 11:32 PM   #12
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Iíve got this stuff all over my place and at the deer lease. I have never seen a deer hit this stuff yet nor do I see any signs that they eat it. Just my take on it.
same here, have never seen a sign of anything other than birds touching them,,,,
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:51 AM   #13
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Iíve got this stuff all over my place and at the deer lease. I have never seen a deer hit this stuff yet nor do I see any signs that they eat it. Just my take on it.
Here at my place there's not a berry or leaf left within reach. They will hit the bushes before corn. But my deer are pretty picky about their diet.
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Old 09-26-2022, 12:53 AM   #14
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They're under a buck!
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Old 09-26-2022, 03:51 AM   #15
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I know where a lot of this is and used to hunt around some of it. I have never seen a deer eat the plant. Has anyone actually seen a deer eating the berries? If so, I might need to go check that spot out again
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Old 09-26-2022, 06:38 AM   #16
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I know where a lot of this is and used to hunt around some of it. I have never seen a deer eat the plant. Has anyone actually seen a deer eating the berries? If so, I might need to go check that spot out again
Deer will eat the last foot or so of each branch berries or no berries. Yes I have seen them. It is easy to spot the whole bush moving. Squirrels will eat the berries too. I was thinking about doing a batch of jelly from some. They are sweet now with a mild flavor.
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Old 09-26-2022, 07:05 AM   #17
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same here, have never seen a sign of anything other than birds touching them,,,,
I have lots of them too in Leon county.
Iíve always heard the deer eat the leaves in the spring and early summer.
I have never seen them eating the berries.
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Old 09-26-2022, 07:08 AM   #18
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Dingle berries.
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:15 AM   #19
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If you hunt near them, coons will leave you a nice present made from those in your seat.
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:22 AM   #20
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If you hunt near them, coons will leave you a nice present made from those in your seat.
This happens to be my only experience with them as well!
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Old 09-26-2022, 09:06 AM   #21
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Like others have said I’ve never seen deer actively eating them
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Old 09-26-2022, 09:23 AM   #22
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I know where a lot of this is and used to hunt around some of it. I have never seen a deer eat the plant. Has anyone actually seen a deer eating the berries? If so, I might need to go check that spot out again
In the last 8 years at my lease I have been in my ladder stand when I saw a couple doe's eating on them once. Never had any bucks stop for them near my stand.

But they are all over the property and doesnt mean they dont get hit where I cant see.




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Old 09-26-2022, 09:32 AM   #23
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American beautyberry, aka French mulberry or Spanish mulberry. Excellent deer forage and highly preferred, but usually only in summer and fall. Very common to see that over half of the twig tips browsed off. Possums and birds really like the berries.
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:03 AM   #24
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They make great jelly.
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Old 09-26-2022, 05:55 PM   #25
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They like them
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Old 09-26-2022, 06:17 PM   #26
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Deer are killing them here and getting mud fat on them. Deer will almost quit a girl for a couple weeks every year when they start getting purple .

Make good jelly too.
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Old 09-26-2022, 06:41 PM   #27
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Iíve got this stuff all over my place and at the deer lease. I have never seen a deer hit this stuff yet nor do I see any signs that they eat it. Just my take on it.
They dont eat the berries but look at the ends of the stems. They'll all be nipped off this time of year

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Old 09-26-2022, 06:47 PM   #28
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Beauty berries. Deer will hit them hard this time of year.
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Old 09-26-2022, 06:57 PM   #29
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American beautyberry, aka French mulberry or Spanish mulberry. Excellent deer forage and highly preferred, but usually only in summer and fall. Very common to see that over half of the twig tips browsed off. Possums and birds really like the berries.

Happy to see this, thought we had been crazy all these years calling them Spanish Mulberry
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Old 09-26-2022, 06:59 PM   #30
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Make good jelly too.


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They make great jelly.


Never thought of this but wife makes jelly out of everything else so will try it!
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Old 09-26-2022, 10:06 PM   #31
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I did not know until a year or two ago that they were edible

I have seen deer eating th leaves but have not witnessed them eating berries
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Old 09-26-2022, 11:16 PM   #32
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Never thought of this but wife makes jelly out of everything else so will try it!

Interesting!


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Old 09-26-2022, 11:17 PM   #33
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I did not know until a year or two ago that they were edible

I have seen deer eating th leaves but have not witnessed them eating berries

Same here.


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Old 09-27-2022, 08:18 AM   #34
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They dont eat the berries but look at the ends of the stems. They'll all be nipped off this time of year

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Not here at the house or at the lease. Fully leafed out.
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