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jim ratcliff
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Anyone been out and checked on the acorn crop yet? A friend told me they are kinda scarce this year!

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Eugene Slagle
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Yeah, the club has very little in acorns this season, our food plots just may pay off in droves then.

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Peachey
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I took the binoculars up on the mountain a couple weeks ago and scoped out my favorite oak ridges. We have a lot of both white and red oaks again this year. Gonna make hunting tuff like last year. A lot of hickory nuts too, the squirrels are already cutting them.
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Cool Springer
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Lots of red oak acorns in Albemarle County. I have seen very few from the white oaks. Considering the bumper crop from the whites last year, I think they will be pretty scarce this year.
Like Peachy said, too many acorns can make the deer tough to pattern, so fewer may be better.

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Jack Denbow
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Not too many in the northern valley. Like Peachey and Cool Springer said, I like it when there not too many acorns. I got pictures of a couple of nice bucks so I might stand a chance of bringing them back to the house.
Jack

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Haven't gotten on to check on my club property this year but the huge crop last year made it impossible to pattern the deer last year. I knew where they wanted to go because all of the standing oaks are on one side of the property, but the problem is trying to cover that side of the property with a bow. You couldn't go anywhere without stepping on an acorn so they could basically take any route they wanted to to cross through the property and still pick up some acorns on their way through. In past years you could pretty much know 1 or 2 trails they were going to take. I'll have to take a look this weekend see what it looks like it's gonna be.

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Not manywhite oaks in the areas surrounding Hpt Roads showing as of yet. Plenty of Hickory falling. Anyone know of the report in the Bath/Highland (around Warm Springs)areas?
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always89
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Pretty speratic in the WMAs around Hampton Roads. The persimmons seemed to have dropped way early as well.
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Nook
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White and red oaks starting to fall in the Charlottesville area. Looks like a good mast in central va. [archer]

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David Bartholomew
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Jen and I went out scouting, and - although late - cleared a few more "good spots" (we hope). Acorns are starting to fall in our area.

David

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Cool Springer
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Won't be long now guys. I hope I don't slip and fall on all the acorns in my driveway before the season opens!

I plan to get a jump on you by hunting in PA next Thursday and Friday. Be back just in time to hunt in VA Saturday morning.

Good luck to all of you!

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Forget what was mentioned last month about the lack of nuts around Hpt Roads or Chickahominy WMA. They started falling last week and still raining down heavily today.
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Jack Denbow
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I went out this morning to put the seat pads on my ladder stands and think I will need a hard hat next Sat. LOL
Jack

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roundbal
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I went out last Saturday for a last minute look around and acorns were very scarce. It's gonna make it a tough early season.

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David Bartholomew
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Here in Middlesex, they are are on the ground everywhere!!! Huge white oaks nuggets.

Jen and I went to AP Hill yesterday and the burl oaks are pretty big there, and dropping...

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