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Old 10-28-2018, 09:11 AM   #1
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Default Do deer like post oak acorns?

Not a lot of info online about them. I have several big post oaks around my place and noticed they drop their acorns a little later in the year. I'm wondering if the deer like them and if I should bother fertilizing them next spring.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:21 AM   #2
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It depends on what other oak species are in the area, but they will eat them. Fertilizer will definitely help, it will make them taste better.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:21 AM   #3
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They eat around my house.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:15 AM   #4
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Mostly just live oaks with the occasional red oak are the other oaks here.
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Old 10-28-2018, 10:19 AM   #5
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We have post oaks, they deer, coons, squirrels and hogs like the acorns.
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Old 10-28-2018, 04:19 PM   #6
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... they prefer them over red oak, pin oak ect. They are a white oak family of acorn. All mine dropped super early this year and what’s not gone is already rotten
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:12 PM   #7
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Yes, any acorn except Live Oak acorns, they got to be starving to eat those.
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Old 10-28-2018, 08:41 PM   #8
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Mine are dropping now and the pigs and deer are picking them up as fast as they hit the ground
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:30 PM   #9
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Yes, any acorn except Live Oak acorns, they got to be starving to eat those.
Iíve always noticed the opposite, live oak, post oak, water oak are all white oak acorns and seem to be preferred over red oak, black jack oak etc. the red oaks have a lot of tannin. Just my observations and what I have heard
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:51 PM   #10
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In East Tx it seems white oaks are preferred.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:41 PM   #11
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Yes, any acorn except Live Oak acorns, they got to be starving to eat those.
1st I have ever heard of this and we have alot of post and live oaks
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:45 PM   #12
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Yes, any acorn except Live Oak acorns, they got to be starving to eat those.
Joking, right?
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:44 PM   #13
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Yes, any acorn except Live Oak acorns, they got to be starving to eat those.
"What are you talking about Willis" I would think that
Deer eat more live oak acorns that all others combined.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:34 PM   #14
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Yes, any acorn except Live Oak acorns, they got to be starving to eat those.


Lol, wut?


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Old 10-30-2018, 11:43 PM   #15
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https://www.qdma.com/7-steps-stronger-acorn-production/

I donít know if I agree with their blanket statement of skipping fert altogether... but I do know that nitrogen based fertilizers will push the tree further into vegetative growth instead of mast production.

P and K are what I would stick with if I were to fertilize.


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Old 10-30-2018, 11:58 PM   #16
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In my yard, the deer eat the white oak acorns first, then the live oak and, if the neighbors haven't yet planted the pansies, they'll eat the red oaks.
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Old 10-31-2018, 08:00 AM   #17
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We have numerous water oaks, pin oaks, post oaks, and blackjacks, with a red oak here and there.

My family has live oaks in the yard up on a hill surrounded by pasture. The deer will come to the yard and eat the live oak acorns every night. So they have to like them as they have plenty of trees to choose from in the area. The deer aren't starving either. I feed protein and now corn year round. They barely have come to the feeder in the last month with the acorns dropping.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:30 AM   #18
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According to some studies live oak acorns are very high in tannins which makes them less preferable and bitter to deer but deer will still readily consume them. I know our deer still hammer the live oak acorns.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:35 AM   #19
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Yes Deer love post oak acorns. Especially where there are only post oaks like in the post oak Savannah region.
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Old 11-02-2018, 01:24 PM   #20
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Yes, any acorn except Live Oak acorns, they got to be starving to eat those.
Not my experience.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:05 PM   #21
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My east Texas deer love them

......29 more posts and i can check the classified......

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Old 11-02-2018, 03:48 PM   #22
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My east Texas deer love them

......29 more posts and i can check the classified......

bill
Be careful, that is a dangerous pit of goodies.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:21 PM   #23
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Currently thermal hog hunting. Feeder has a pile of corn underneath it. 8 Deer scattered all through the live oaks. Acorns are thick right now.
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Old 11-02-2018, 08:29 PM   #24
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In East Tx it seems white oaks are preferred.
and Overcup which are in white oak family I been told
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