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Old 11-30-2005, 04:00 PM
Festus Festus is offline
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Do deer eat pecans? Reason for asking is because I am in the process of buying a sixty-acre tract that is roughly 70% timber and probably half of the trees are native pecans. Located near Chelsea, Oklahoma.

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Old 11-30-2005, 05:39 PM
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I'm not sure if deer really utilize pecans or not. I've never seen deer specifically eating pecans, but I know people do. If there's that many pecan tree's, you should start harvesting them.

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Old 11-30-2005, 10:30 PM
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i posted the exact same question at another forum and a few guys stated that deer do eat pecans. I have never witnesses this. I have 160 acres in Lincoln county and have probably 30 pecan producing trees---even a few paper shell trees. I have never seen a deer feeding under a pecan tree but I've got plenty of squirrels.

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Old 12-02-2005, 09:09 AM
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I dont know about deer but turkeys stay in an orchard just off the coast from me.
Every fall I see big flocks of them under the pecan orchards.
Hunt in South West Alabama & living at the beach in Fort Morgan (email me if you need a beach rental or a Realtor in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach)
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