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Postby jbullard1 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:10 pm

I am located in the center of about 1000 acres of hardwoods.
I have planted food plots for years but this year the deer are ignoring the oats , winter peas, rye, and assorted greens.
What is up??
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Re: Food Plots

Postby LazyGhost » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:15 pm

Might be all that shooting you be doin :lol:
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Re: Food Plots

Postby jbullard1 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:18 pm

LazyGhost wrote:Might be all that shooting you be doin :lol:


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Postby buckcrazy » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:18 pm

Don't feel bad, they haven't been eating mine either. It's like someone turned off a switch!
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Re: Food Plots

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:24 pm

ACORNS!
The deer I shot had nothing in it but acorns
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Re: Food Plots

Postby EddyBo » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:27 pm

patinlouisiana wrote:ACORNS!
The deer I shot had nothing in it but acorns


That would be my guess........or all that shooting :)
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Re: Food Plots

Postby FireCloud » Tue Dec 13, 2011 7:56 pm

Might be someone has set up some corn feeders close by.
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Re: Food Plots

Postby jv » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:48 pm

We have several small food plots in the woods and a couple are eat down to the bare ground and the ground is covered in acorns around them.
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Re: Food Plots

Postby saddaddykiller » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:14 pm

could be the lack of fertilzier/ph level etc...a dead animal could be near the foodplots...hunting pressure/acerns/aliens abducting the deer/poachers(lazyghost)/....setup a circular wire fence and then youll really know/or a trail camera
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Postby buckcrazy » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:18 pm

SDK, I have 9 cameras out on my 160 acres so I pretty much got it covered from stem to stern and haven't gotten but 21 pics in two weeks. Been hearing from everyone around us that it's just dead! Our property is nearly 90% hardwoods and there are acorns everywhere.
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Re: Food Plots

Postby patinlouisiana » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:28 pm

bc,
Do you have any cams watching any white oak trees?
They are like cocain to the deer in our area.
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Postby buckcrazy » Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:32 pm

Yeah, I have two cams that are watching white oaks that are heavily browsed areas each year. Not much activity lately though during the day. It's just a really strange year for us
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Re: Food Plots

Postby jbullard1 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:38 am

Will deer eat acorns that are sprouting? I'm seeing a lot that have sprouted
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