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Old 11-07-2022, 11:06 PM   #1
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Acorns are falling there not coming to my feeder is there something I can do
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:10 PM   #2
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I planted Buck Forage Oats in my Food Plot where my Feeders are located. The deer are not coming to eat corn, but they are grazing in the Oats that are coming up after recent rains. Not sure this helps you this year but I recommend them for next year.
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:18 PM   #3
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Will try it next year thank you
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Old 11-07-2022, 11:19 PM   #4
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Cut all your’s and your neighbor’s oaks trees down? Burn them?
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Old 11-08-2022, 05:31 AM   #5
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Turn your feeder off until all the corn is gone. Then turn it back on, setting your timer to only dispense the amount of corn that the deer pick up immediately when it goes off. This requires the deer to compete for the corn. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years. The deer literally run to my feeders when they go off. The key is seasonally adjusting your feed amounts to never feed more than they will eat.
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Old 11-08-2022, 06:23 AM   #6
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Turn your feeder off until all the corn is gone. Then turn it back on, setting your timer to only dispense the amount of corn that the deer pick up immediately when it goes off. This requires the deer to compete for the corn. Iíve been doing this for over 20 years. The deer literally run to my feeders when they go off. The key is seasonally adjusting your feed amounts to never feed more than they will eat.
I will give this a try. We are lucky that we have enough food here but the deer have never run in to our feeders like I have seen them do out west.
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Old 11-08-2022, 06:47 AM   #7
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We have corn piled up as well; and have clover, turnips, radish, oats, and whatever else was in the blend in our pens and they haven’t touched em. My dads turnips are knee high
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Old 11-08-2022, 07:06 AM   #8
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Any white oaks on the place?


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Old 11-08-2022, 07:08 AM   #9
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pour a bottle of vanilla and some hand corn out
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Old 11-08-2022, 07:16 AM   #10
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I would try to hand corn away from your feeder on the edge of the field, wood line or wherever. Sometimes they eat hand corn and not go to the feeders. I killed a buck this past weekend on hand corn 100 yrds from a feeder that he never went to once all summer. Not one pic of that deer until I started hand corning away from the feeder.
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Old 11-08-2022, 08:00 AM   #11
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Acorns are falling there not coming to my feeder is there something I can do
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Yeah, get out there and hunt them. Find out which tree they like best and set up a stand. We have a very good acorn crop this year. Out of 750 acres, I would say 600 of it is hardwood bottom. Out of 13 feeders, we only have 6 going. Ours are still getting cleaned up though. Our white oaks are dropping big time right now and this is where Iím set up, overlooking this tree. I have a camera set up close and have lots of deer coming in every day. I have 2 other sets overlooking some pin oaks they like to feed on. Just find that certain spot and hunt it.
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Old 11-08-2022, 08:49 AM   #12
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I have solved the corn price problem! I am growing corn under my feeders now-same problems in Burnet county
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Old 11-08-2022, 03:40 PM   #13
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Switch to pea gravel?
No, but seriously. There's nothing that can be done. Your deer hate you. And corn.
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Old 11-08-2022, 03:47 PM   #14
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Same in Leon county...terrible movement. Mother nature dumped a ton of acorns in this terrible drought.
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:03 PM   #15
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Quit spending money on corn and hunt the acorns.
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:16 PM   #16
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Same in Leon county...terrible movement. Mother nature dumped a ton of acorns in this terrible drought.
Can confirm.

I rolled all my feeders back to barely feed. Make em want it.

Also, I scratched out a small food plot with wildlife mix this year. They're hitting that now that we finally got rain and it came up last week.

Glad I got my buck Oct 1.
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:20 PM   #17
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Quit spending money on corn and hunt the acorns.
that doesnt work as well when you dont have oaks/acorns
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:21 PM   #18
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Same in Leon county...terrible movement. Mother nature dumped a ton of acorns in this terrible drought.
our deer movement in Normangee has been pretty good.
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:23 PM   #19
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Pray for more rain and a freeze!! That’s all I got
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Old 11-08-2022, 04:51 PM   #20
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We have a lot of acorn trees :-) but deer are still cleaning up corn.
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Old 11-08-2022, 05:46 PM   #21
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Just pulled my cam cards for review---and there was lots of corn on the ground to be seen.
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Old 11-08-2022, 05:58 PM   #22
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Oak trees in Robertson County are LOADED with acorns, and corn was piled untouched under the feeders. Not even squirrels were eating the corn.
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Old 11-08-2022, 06:05 PM   #23
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get a couple 18 wheeler loads of squirrels and turn them loose
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Old 11-08-2022, 06:11 PM   #24
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We have next to no acorns this year due to the extreme dry summer. However recent rains have greened things some so the deer are less dependent on supplemental feed.

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Old 11-08-2022, 06:45 PM   #25
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We are all growing corn under our feeders in Nac. Nothing is coming to it....not even coons, squirrels or birds. 8 pics in 3 weeks on the feeder cam. Told me lease partner to just move my camera to the county road that borders our lease so at least I can watch an occasional truck drive by.
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Old 11-08-2022, 07:44 PM   #26
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Turn your feeder off until all the corn is gone. Then turn it back on, setting your timer to only dispense the amount of corn that the deer pick up immediately when it goes off. This requires the deer to compete for the corn. Iíve been doing this for over 20 years. The deer literally run to my feeders when they go off. The key is seasonally adjusting your feed amounts to never feed more than they will eat.
Good advice here. If they can hit your feeder whenever they want you more then likely won't be there when they do. I do the same when they start leaving it on the ground.
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Old 11-08-2022, 07:51 PM   #27
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Old 11-08-2022, 08:46 PM   #28
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Turn feeders to 1 second twice a day.

Make a “Fake scrape” well within bow range?
Deer love my trophy rocks.
Rattle and grunt calls.
Hand corn away from feeder

Later in the season feeders will be back in demand.
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Old 11-08-2022, 08:55 PM   #29
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We have next to no acorns this year due to the extreme dry summer. However recent rains have greened things some so the deer are less dependent on supplemental feed.

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We have had 8Ē of rain total this year. Driest I can recall. We have a bumper crop of acorns. I canít spit under an oak and not hit an acorn. I am told the high acorn production is a preservation instinct of the tree in periods of stress.
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Old 11-08-2022, 08:57 PM   #30
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We have had 8” of rain total this year. Driest I can recall. We have a bumper crop of acorns. I can’t spit under an oak and not hit an acorn. I am told the high acorn production is a preservation instinct of the tree in periods of stress.
This. My pecans, persimmons, chestnuts, and plums are all producing bumper crops this year.
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Old 11-08-2022, 09:49 PM   #31
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our deer movement in Normangee has been pretty good.
Good to hear. I have been on this place 8 yrs and never seen such slack movement over the last month. Super pumped that the pin oaks have dumpedÖreally a blessing for the deer. I have plots in and just letting it rest for a while. I know they are there and doing there thing. I live in Spring and have never seen such a mass crop of red oak/water oak acorns in my life. Honestly, dumped a trash can full out of my pool today. Mother Nature honestly has the handle. I have seen numerous trees stressing/dying at property and home so we will se what happens next spring. Definitely a weird year for me. Good luck to all and sometimes yellow call is not the answer?
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Old 11-08-2022, 10:16 PM   #32
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Try you some Acorn Rage, academy used to carry it.
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