What is a whitetails favorite acorn? poll

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  • October 26, 2006 at 12:10 pm #505417 Back to Top REPORT
    chrud
    Chrud

    Joined: 7/12/2004
    White oak. [=}=]
    October 26, 2006 at 12:51 pm #505418 Back to Top REPORT



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    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

    White and red oaks look fairly similar as far as their structure goes. The big, gnarly, twisted old oaks are often Burr oaks, which are more closely related to white oaks than red.

    White oaks have slightly lighter colored bark and the leaves have rounded lobes with deep, rounded clefts between them.

    Red oaks have darker bark, and the leaves have sharply pointed lobes, with rounded clefts that aren’t so deep.

    White oak leaf on the left, Red oak leaf on the right.

    Burr oak leaf:

    October 26, 2006 at 2:15 pm #505419 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[/quote:lldz6d4n]

    good generic answers all
    but the above applies to his area

    October 26, 2006 at 2:39 pm #505420 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

    White and red oaks look fairly similar as far as their structure goes. The big, gnarly, twisted old oaks are often Burr oaks, which are more closely related to white oaks than red.

    White oaks have slightly lighter colored bark and the leaves have rounded lobes with deep, rounded clefts between them.

    Red oaks have darker bark, and the leaves have sharply pointed lobes, with rounded clefts that aren’t so deep.

    White oak leaf on the left, Red oak leaf on the right.

    Burr oak leaf:
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    So what do deer think of the Burr oak acorns? :?: Now that you showed me the different leaves I am positive that I have seen all three kinds in the woods I hunt. I am pretty sure that I have one stand in a white and another in a Burr. I love putting portables in the bigest narliest ones I can find, they have awsome cover! :thumbup

    October 26, 2006 at 11:09 pm #505421 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    So what do deer think of the Burr oak acorns? Now that you showed me the different leaves I am positive that I have seen all three kinds in the woods I hunt. I am pretty sure that I have one stand in a white and another in a Burr. I love putting portables in the bigest narliest ones I can find, they have awsome cover!

    I couldn’t tell ya how they like Burr acorns. They’re bigger than other acorns, being sorta stretched out the long way. The cup around them is covered in shaggy hairs and covers most of the acorn.

    Maybe I’ll do a search later on and see if there’s any internet wisdom on that subject, because now you’ve got me wondering too.

    Edit: I did a quick search and couldn’t find anything that says deer eat burr oak acorns specifically, but I found a site where several people say that White and Burr oak acorns are the best for people to eat. (They should be ground up in a blender and boiled through several changes of water first to remove the tannic acid. The mush that’s left can then be spread on a cookie sheet and dried in the oven and then reground and used as flour.)

    I also found info that says deer will eat almost any kind of acorn, including those of live oak and black oak, which taste horrible (lots of tannic acid, making them bitter), according to human acorn eaters. So, I assume that deer will eat Burr oak acorns as readily as they will white oak acorns, since the two are considered to be the best acorns to eat by people who know about this sort of thing.

    October 27, 2006 at 1:50 am #505422 Back to Top REPORT
    swamp-donkey
    swamp donkey

    Joined: 10/11/2006
    I hunt in Mississippi as well; in the river bottoms in Rodney and we have great success hunting the water oak trees! :thumbup
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