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EddieC
08-30-2010, 09:54 AM
Noticed that one of the oak trees in my neighborhood is starting to drop its acorns. Are you guys seeing them drop yet?

ICALL2MUCH
08-30-2010, 11:38 AM
Noticed that one of the oak trees in my neighborhood is starting to drop its acorns. Are you guys seeing them drop yet?

I am not, but I am seeing them on trees....which is great news!

Tdelegram
08-30-2010, 11:56 AM
I saw some on the ground last week at the edge of a foodplot.

letemgrow
08-30-2010, 12:23 PM
The few that were on the ground were not any good, I float tested them to find out. I would imagine in the next week or two they will be raining.

criggster
08-30-2010, 12:44 PM
Yep, I've heard from folks all across the U.S. that acorns were dropping early. Mine are too and frankly I'm glad to see it!! I would rather they eat them all before gun season opens. ;) Then key in on my food plots.

CurtisP
08-30-2010, 12:49 PM
Dropping in York County, SC!
Along with a few persimmons and muscedines!

dmusgrave
08-30-2010, 12:51 PM
Couple weeks back I was sitting in one of my stands on property and a few were starting to drop....

crimson n' camo
08-30-2010, 02:04 PM
Everyone I have talked to around here say that we don't have any this year due to the drought. I haven't scouted for them yet but I hope they are right. It is much easier to hunt around here when the woods are not loaded with food.

traqem
08-30-2010, 02:08 PM
There are some dropping around the Ted in Atlanta. I tailgated for a while Saturday and found several in the back of my Tahoe when I got home. Seemed strange.

kansas-andres
08-30-2010, 02:08 PM
Dropping big time on my place In Michigan

biglakeba$$
08-30-2010, 02:12 PM
Dropping gangbusters here in MN.

EddieC
08-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Last week I went to scout a spot where I've been seeing several nice bucks and up to 20 deer in the field at a time. That night only one deer came out into the field.

I knew something had changed, but hadn't had a chance to check the acorns yet.

cowdoc87
08-30-2010, 03:07 PM
My big red oak in my front yard shed a bunch of little ones earlier this summer when it got really hot and dry,but I have been seeing some mature ones fall in the last few days,some are even still a little green

BSK_
08-30-2010, 06:09 PM
Many trees will set more fruit/nuts than they can carry, dropping the excess through the summer. A sudden turn to unfavorable weather (drought) can also cause trees to drop excess fruit/nuts.

Shawnee KS
08-31-2010, 12:42 PM
dropp'n here in linn county kansas,....;)

deerlover
08-31-2010, 02:15 PM
Many trees will set more fruit/nuts than they can carry, dropping the excess through the summer. A sudden turn to unfavorable weather (drought) can also cause trees to drop excess fruit/nuts.

That would explain things around here. Been in the super high 90s and 115+ heat index for a good part of August after a pretty favorable beginning of summer. I am thinking that is what is triggering some to fall earlier than normal.

criggster
08-31-2010, 02:27 PM
We have had the warmest and wettest summer in over a decade and they are still falling from the trees.

BSK_
08-31-2010, 02:41 PM
These are all very interesting observations. Our trees dropped excess during a brief drought period (about 3 weeks) in early August, but no acorns falling early here now.

I wonder what is causing such wide-spread early acorn drop? It can't be local conditions because so many people from so many different areas are reporting the same thing.

outdoorstom
08-31-2010, 06:46 PM
I've noticed them on the ground for the last couple weeks....nothing really heavy yet though.