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Old 09-23-2019, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Acorns falling like rain...

Just in the last couple of days the oaks in my backyard decided it was time to rid themselves of their acorns all at once - my patio/deck is covered with them. I guess that explains why we suddenly have so much corn piling up under the feeders at the lease. We turned the throwers down to 3 seconds for now - no use feeding all the non-game critters until the deer come back. Opening weekend will find me in an oak bottom along the creek, not staring at a barrel. They will be back in the corn eventually but as many oaks as we have it may be a while.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:29 PM   #2
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Didn't you start a thread about the rain on the dove opener? You are full of all kind of good news this hunting season..
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:38 PM   #3
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Didn't you start a thread about the rain on the dove opener? You are full of all kind of good news this hunting season..
haha...
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:41 PM   #4
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Same story every year. We have a few stands in some good oak patches that seem to do better this time of year.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:44 PM   #5
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Where I hunt we have no oak trees, or any trees for that matter.
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:49 PM   #6
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They were dropping like crazy in Concho County this weekend. A lot of deer sign underneath them. I ended up putting a tripod stand up by some oaks
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Old 09-23-2019, 03:56 PM   #7
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Didn't you start a thread about the rain on the dove opener? You are full of all kind of good news this hunting season..
Oh one of the pleasures of hunting in STX, I do not miss the Acorns this time of year!!!

Little Green Devil Nuts!!!

Here comes the "Go hunt the Acorns" crowd!!
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:22 PM   #8
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Go hunt the little green devil nuts.

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Old 09-23-2019, 04:41 PM   #9
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Imagine that
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:50 PM   #10
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Oh one of the pleasures of hunting in STX, I do not miss the Acorns this time of year!!!

Little Green Devil Nuts!!!

Here comes the "Go hunt the Acorns" crowd!!
I do "Go hunt the acorns" every year

I just plant them as soon as i find them......

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Old 09-23-2019, 05:56 PM   #11
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Very few here at my house. 3 of my stands are in oak trees so that helps when hunting.
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Old 09-23-2019, 06:14 PM   #12
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Acorns are falling here in Coryell Co. The deer are leaving some corn under the feeders.

Its that time of year.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:53 PM   #13
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooo

Not this early, come on Mother Nature
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:56 PM   #14
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Here around my house trees are loaded and some have been dropping for weeks. They look perfectly fine.. but they are already 1/3 rotten and have worms.

Central Tx this weekend the live oaks were way less than normal and small. But we’re good inside
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:53 PM   #15
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Seems a little early... knew it was coming!
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:58 PM   #16
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Been dropping for a while here in the SA area but still a bunch in the trees. Where I hunt in Kimble Co the deer activity at my protein feeder is dropping off. Oh well, at least it’s almost season even if they are eating everything but my corn
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:16 PM   #17
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I’m located in Dripping. Live oak acorn crop is sparse. It’s bone dry. Deer are pounding the corn. The bachelor groups of bucks are breaking up. One of my young bucks from last year returned today and had significant improvement in both his antlers and body size.



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Old 09-24-2019, 12:47 AM   #18
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Oh one of the pleasures of hunting in STX, I do not miss the Acorns this time of year!!!

Little Green Devil Nuts!!!

Here comes the "Go hunt the Acorns" crowd!!
And Dude they are thick this year.. I just got back and the shin oak are loaded.. Limbs are sagging.. Live oaks too..

Yea the "Go hunt the acorn" crowd just do not understand. Its all good because it makes for a healthy winter heard..
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:24 AM   #19
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What if I told y’all that you can kill deer at the oaks and save $ on corn?
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:25 AM   #20
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Threads like this make me glad we do not have oak on my lease.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:00 AM   #21
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They were starting to fall here and there a few weeks ago in Harper. We’ll see how it looks this weekend.

The whole lease is solid oaks and not a cedar one, so it’s a little tough finding a good acorn spot lol.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:06 AM   #22
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I prefer they fall early in the season. It’s hot and most of the deer are still nocturnal anyway. Let em fall now before the hunting gets better. It’s inevitable so might as well get it over with!
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:34 AM   #23
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Yea the "Go hunt the acorn" crowd just do not understand. Its all good because it makes for a healthy winter heard..


Yup. 20,000 plus live oak trees on 4,400 acres and probably the same amount of shinoaks... littered with thick cedar and mesquite trees in between. Just set up a stand and hunt on “the acorns” they say . Flip a coin and pic the right oak mott for a target buck with a 40 yard bow radius... no problem. Oh you live 5 hours away you say? Even better you can scout every day then. Hope your coin is lucky.

The good news is ours seem to be stunted . Much smaller than normal but there are still some there. Deer activity on the Coverts have lessened a tick. But hopefully it stays productive around corn and timed protein.

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Old 09-24-2019, 07:41 AM   #24
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:33 AM   #25
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What if I told y’all that you can kill deer at the oaks and save $ on corn?
I'd tell you I've got around 1200 acres to hunt and 1000 of them are covered in oak trees.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:34 AM   #26
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Yup. 20,000 plus live oak trees on 4,400 acres and probably the same amount of shinoaks... littered with thick cedar and mesquite trees in between. Just set up a stand and hunt on “the acorns” they say . Flip a coin and pic the right oak mott for a target buck with a 40 yard bow radius... no problem. Oh you live 5 hours away you say? Even better you can scout every day then. Hope your coin is lucky.

The good news is ours seem to be stunted . Much smaller than normal but there are still some there. Deer activity on the Coverts have lessened a tick. But hopefully it stays productive around corn and timed protein.

Could I pawn off several hundred acres of waist high broomweed on you? They really love that ****...
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:45 AM   #27
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Could I pawn off several hundred acres of waist high broomweed on you? They really love that ****...
Neighbor told us this was the worst he has seen it in 20+ yrs
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:47 AM   #28
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Neighbor told us this was the worst he has seen it in 20+ yrs
I've mowed a bunch around the blinds and tried to creat trails. Not sure it will help with the acorns, but I know they won't walk out in that **** when it's standing....and it takes FOREVER to fall after it freezes. The mowed areas make some new green forbes and stuff when summer weeds die as well.


I'm going dove hunting this weekend.
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Old 09-24-2019, 08:52 AM   #29
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Didn't you start a thread about the rain on the dove opener? You are full of all kind of good news this hunting season..
LOL!!!














that's definitely NOT good it's all this 90+ degrees for a straight month and no rain. Even the trees have had it.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:14 AM   #30
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Now the coons wont have as much competition at our feeders
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:16 AM   #31
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Could I pawn off several hundred acres of waist high broomweed on you? They really love that ****...


Hahaha... I’m dealing with that at my local hog place. That’s gonna be a ***** to track anything in.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:37 AM   #32
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our oaks are loaded as well, and the acorns are larger than the last few years.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:56 AM   #33
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What if I told y’all that you can kill deer at the oaks and save $ on corn?
What if I told you that out of the 300+ acres I have to myself, 298 of it is covered in oaks/acorns and it doesn’t really narrow it down?

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Old 09-24-2019, 10:09 AM   #34
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I was out in Schleicher county Saturday and there were a few falling. I wouldn't say it's a heavy crop, but you could see them on the trees a bit. I was up in a tree building a blind and an acorn fell on my head....

I'm with Smart, get them jokers off the trees ASAP so we can go back to "regular" hunting. I'm on only 75 acres, but 1/3 of it is oaks. Hard to pick exactly the right clump from 4 hours away.
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:19 PM   #35
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I have a black jack oak.in my backyard and the acorns are all ober the ground.
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Old 09-24-2019, 12:38 PM   #36
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Loaded and dropping in SE Edwards county.
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Old 09-24-2019, 01:57 PM   #37
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I was at my place in Leon county and they are starting to drop. Also noticed a lot of what I call river bottom pecans. They don't get very big but I have some trees that are loaded with them. 2 within 100 yards of my main stand.
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Old 09-24-2019, 03:18 PM   #38
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I've got red oak and white oak acorns still on the trees here. Looks like a normal crop this year from what I can see.
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:04 PM   #39
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mostly loaded in our neck of the woods.
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