What is a whitetails favorite acorn? poll

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  • October 25, 2006 at 12:45 pm #495219 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I live in Mississippi and have different kinds of oak trees on our land.
    October 25, 2006 at 12:57 pm #505403 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I’ve read that white oak acorns have the least amount of tannic acid in them, and the sweetest, least bitter flavor. That’s why they like them the best.

    And, judging by the nice, sweet smell of white oak acorn scent wafers, I might not mind eating one myself. Haven’t been hungry enough to try that one yet, though. :D

    October 25, 2006 at 1:13 pm #505404 Back to Top REPORT
    andrewb
    andrewb

    Joined: 10/1/2004
    by far white oaks are their preffered acorns…
    October 25, 2006 at 3:30 pm #505405 Back to Top REPORT
    machinegun74
    machinegun74

    Joined: 7/26/2005
    Whites are what Ive heard also, but I think that they so prefer acorns over any other food type, you’ll be safe hunting any of them.
    October 25, 2006 at 11:37 pm #505406 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    Whites are what Ive heard also, but I think that they so prefer acorns over any other food type, you’ll be safe hunting any of them.

    The problem around here is that there are oak trees everywhere; red, white, burr, etc. Almost no matter where you are, you’re hunting in or near oaks. In places where oaks are more rare, they’re more of a magnet to deer.

    October 26, 2006 at 12:39 am #505407 Back to Top REPORT
    lane
    Lane

    Joined: 7/9/2005
    white oak
    October 26, 2006 at 12:55 am #505408 Back to Top REPORT
    murdoc
    murdoc

    Joined: 6/14/2006
    white
    October 26, 2006 at 12:56 am #505409 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
    buckeyebowman

    Age: 62
    Joined: 9/9/2004
    White oaks acorns are definitely the preferred forage up here in the North. Don’t know about water oaks or swamp chestnuts, I don’t believe we have them up here. If the white oaks are dropping acorns, the deer will definitely be around. Around my area we didn’t have much of a mast crop at all this year. Last year the mast was almost too heavy. The oaks dropped TONS of acorns, and the deer could find food almost anywhere they wanted to.
    It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
    October 26, 2006 at 1:50 am #505410 Back to Top REPORT
    joatman
    joatman

    Joined: 6/25/2004
    White by far. Only this year their going to have to settle for browse and left over corn and beans because there is zero mast crop in this area.

    Al

    October 26, 2006 at 1:58 am #505411 Back to Top REPORT
    mdbowman
    mdbowman

    Joined: 7/15/2006

    ………going to have to settle for browse and left over corn and beans because there is zero mast crop in this area.

    Al[/quote:1m4jhugd]

    Really? Wow. We have a bumper crop here in Md. Funny thing is one property I hunt I see more bucks in one area that has a lot of hickory nuts and not so much where there is acorns, even white ones. Generally speaking I agree with them prefering white acorns.

    October 26, 2006 at 2:04 am #505412 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

    Age: 26
    Joined: 11/1/2005
    There is hardly any acorns here, but most definently they prefer White Oak acorns. The White Oak acorns are the sweetest of all the acorns. Around me I do not find many White Oaks, but I do find Bur Oaks, Red Oaks, Pin Oaks, and a few others here and there. But I am concentrating on once the the corn gets picked…. :thumbup
    October 26, 2006 at 3:25 am #505413 Back to Top REPORT
    vapor_33
    vapor_33

    Joined: 10/31/2005
    What do the two trees look like in comparison to eachother (that is red and white)? Which one is the big twisted looking tree? #-o
    October 26, 2006 at 4:04 am #505414 Back to Top REPORT
    nh-hunter
    NH HUNTER

    Joined: 5/31/2005
    my theory is white oak, red oak, beech nuts, apples, green grass in that order, hunt what they are after. [=}=]
    October 26, 2006 at 11:33 am #505415 Back to Top REPORT

    YOUNGBLOOD HAWK

    Joined: 8/4/2005
    makes little difference in most areas around Starkville unless you
    get too far west.the Golden Triangle sits on a great plain of
    Selma Chalk.the calcium equivalency of this runs about 85% if i
    remember right. the outcroppings of grey you see everywhere.
    SO , farmers in the black belt lime very little as compared to
    other parts of the state.
    that said
    because of this ,on the properties i hunt or have hunted ,we dont
    see much difference

    most important thing is to look for
    not acorns under the trees
    but
    trees with NO ACORNS UNDER THEM
    just cups and crap

    hunt the trees with no acorns on the ground,nothing but cups and crap
    hunt the trees with no acorns on the ground,nothing but cups and crap
    hunt the trees with no acorns on the ground,nothing but cups and crap

    tree type makes no difference

    hunt the trees with no acorns on the ground,nothing but cups and crap

    HAWK

    October 26, 2006 at 12:06 pm #505416 Back to Top REPORT
    andrewb
    andrewb

    Joined: 10/1/2004
    of all trees i believe the chinese chestnut is preffered! [=}=] its not common meaning you won’t find them unless somebody planted it… :thumbup but given the chance deer will almost exclusivly eat it over other “nuts”
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