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Just wondering if anyone has noticed a change in patterns at all since acorns started dropping? I seem to have less activity at my corn feeders. anyone else seen any changes?
 

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I haven't seen any. The deer keep coming in the yard up here and eating the apples that have fallen off the tree so far.
 

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I haven't seen any. The deer keep coming in the yard up here and eating the apples that have fallen off the tree so far.
i dont think it matters what food is availible, apples are like crack to them, and they will always go to apples. but in my experience, when acorns are dropping they dont seem to want the corn as much anymore.
 

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i dont think it matters what food is availible, apples are like crack to them, and they will always go to apples. but in my experience, when acorns are dropping they dont seem to want the corn as much anymore.
i agree...in areas where theres no corn...they seem to eat the acorns and apples(from trees) equally with acorns being more available in most cases ...in the areas where theres corn fields i've noticed deer will move out of the bottoms /corn when acorns really start hitting the ground...i've counted on that for yrs.when hunting the wnf when a lot of the deer were in the bottoms(corn)early season but hit the ridges of the wnf after acorns started dropping...:D
 

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i agree...in areas where theres no corn...they seem to eat the acorns and apples(from trees) equally with acorns being more available in most cases ...in the areas where theres corn fields i've noticed deer will move out of the bottoms /corn when acorns really start hitting the ground...i've counted on that for yrs.when hunting the wnf when a lot of the deer were in the bottoms(corn)early season but hit the ridges of the wnf after acorns started dropping...:D
have you noticed any dropping yet? i live in virginia and the acorns usually dont fall here until just before season opens. but they started falling about a week ago. i'll be hunting a piece of property in the kimbolton area for the first 9 days of bow season, or until i tag out:bouncy:.
 

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Guys on another popular archery forum are saying that they are seeing bucks making rubs already. Anyone seen this in Ohio? I have not..
All our bucks on cam are full velvet still.
 

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Every buck I've seen is still in velvet. Usually I get pics of them fresh out of velvet in mid Sept.
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After thinking about it the acorns could of fallen due to the wind. I haven't seen any others on the ground unless they are getting eaten as they fall.
 

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I have seen quite a few acorns on the ground but I have seen a lot more in the tress, they seem like they are full of acorns this year in my hunting areas.


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have you noticed any dropping yet? i live in virginia and the acorns usually dont fall here until just before season opens. but they started falling about a week ago. i'll be hunting a piece of property in the kimbolton area for the first 9 days of bow season, or until i tag out:bouncy:.
yes and some are nice sized...seems most are under red oaks but i've seen them under white oaks too...i think most are still to come down...it gets real windy around halloween time...if they need help the squirrels will shake em down...i will prolly be on the wayne national forest again this weekend...hopefully i see even more on the ground:biggrin:
 

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Whats the average size of deer around Ohio, as far as weight? Here in Virginia average good size buck is usually only about150 lbs.
 

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probably 175-225 for an average buck.
125-150 for an average doe.

I shot a doe that tipped the scales around 180 last year.
I have seen guys shoot bucks that weigh in at 300..
 

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I have a yard full of red oak acorns. The spot I hunt down the street has about an 80 acre soybean field, once I started noticing the acorns dropping the deer were not appearing in the fields at night to feed on the beans. So I am thinking they are gobbling up the acorns and then hitting beans after dark.
 
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