Huntdrop

Hunt Drop

Follow

Conversation : picture

By 8 years ago

2070 views 4 comments

Are you hunting over the right kind of acorns?

What experience have you had hunting over acorns? What kind have been the most productive for whitetail hunting?

Comments

Zack Doyle

Zack Doyle

Well as you know, we had this conversation just the other day, and white oak acorns are highly preferred over the rest due to the lower levels of tannic acid they contain If you can find a stand of mature white oaks on a ridgetop that produces more acorns than other areas, that is the area you want to key in on. Of course, the closer to a major bedding area that spot is, the better. If you can combine key food sources, like a stand of white oaks, with terrain features like funnels, saddles, etc, and find one of these prime locations close to a bedding area, you'll have no problem finding and killing deer.
Hunt Man

Hunt Man

You mentioned a ridge top. What's the advantage in a ridge top. We don't have many ridges where I hunt but I was just curious. This is good information for me. I've hunted over a lot of black oak acorns based on this image. These white oaks will give me one other thing to look for as I'm scouting. Wish I would of known this 10 years ago.
Zack Doyle

Zack Doyle

Ridge tops allows the trees to receive more sunlight. Normally, the largest and best producing white oaks will be at a slightly higher altitude than the rest in a fully wooded situation. Little knolls, hills, and ridges are a great place to start your search.
Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson

I hunt just off of the ridge and like zack said i key in on a saddle. It is funny that Zack just described my hunting spot for the most part. I am on a saddle off of a stand of oaks that is in between a bedding area with a prevailing wind in my face all of the time. I like to hunt a little down from top of the ridge to have a better view and my scent is blown up above the deers nose. A lot of bucks in PA cruise these ridge tops when scent checking for does as well. I have never been winded at this spot. I do take really good care of my clothes and this is the first year i have went to a scent control clothing. But it was cheap at that. I have a good mix of acorns but they are in little stands and not large tracts of them. They logged my area a few years back and it was definetly for the better IMO. The deer have great cover now and the oaks that they left standing dont have a lot of competition. You forgot about them "yellow acorns" lol
Login to comment

Discover More Conversations

Where do you park your ATV / UTV when you're hunting? Just curious to see what the HuntDrop community thinks on this topic. Check out this brief guide by the team over at www.gearup2go.com and let me ...
837 views
0 comments
Just saw big cat out by Centennial Watershed State Park - Redding/Newtown CT line. How big do these bad boys get? This one was brownish spotted and about 4-5 feet long, stood about 2.5 feet. Photo signs ...
2088 views
1 comments
I've been out every day for the past week in eastern ky. I've not seen much activity.
1427 views
0 comments
So I was lucky this year and was drawn for a Vermont moose tag. This is going to be my first time hunting a moose. I live in a very rural area, and the tag is assigned to my area. I have permission to ...
1749 views
0 comments
im looking for a trac of land to lease out next year and looking for about 50-100 acres to lease. i have started hunting this year and im looking in the areas of ashe, caldwell, watagua, avery, taylorsville, ...
1855 views
0 comments
I have been looking for a new broad head this year and i have basically narrowed it down to rage or thunderheads but I'm willing to change any thoughts?
1810 views
1 comments
I think it may be very convenient. You can easily compare prices in different countries and find your dream hunting. Your opinion is highly needed!
1863 views
0 comments
i started shooting archery about a yr ago i need to know what a good maximum distance is. right now i only shot 40-45 yards is this a good distance to hunt or should i stretch it out a lil more.
1809 views
2 comments
this is my first year shed hunting and have not found any yet if any one has some tips or if they have found any in the New England area please let me know thanks B-RY
2552 views
2 comments
It is proven that hunters, fishermen and outdoorsmen and women in general are the greatest conservationists. If you want to be more involved or get some good ideas for your home state, check out the Tennessee ...
1933 views
0 comments
Friend and myself are going to Newfounland next fall. We are driving and trying to figure out how much room we will need if we both get a moose. Does anyone have insight on a good way to get them home? ...
1977 views
0 comments
i have been hunting the same 20 acres of land for the past 6 to 7 years in past it has been a fairly good place to hunt and provided many great meals for the dinner table. but in that short amount of ...
2026 views
8 comments
Back To Top