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    Mast crop predictions this fall.

    Last fall we had a bumper crop of acorns falling into the Northeast woods as everywhere else. The deer were all over them and probably helped them through our cold and snowy winter. What are the chances of that happening two years running. The rainfall was heavy in the spring but not much at all in June and July.

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    I know we have a pile of acorns and hickory nuts again this year in out area of Vermont, alot of the same trees are LLLLLoaded again. The apples did not fare so well they are kinda spotty but some of my best stands have good apples and lots of nuts.
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    Reds and Whites loaded in my part of southern Kentucky.Problem is most are real small now and some are starting to drop now.Way to early.I believe the heat has them stressed.Persimmons also loaded and falling.
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    We're loaded here in wNY. For July we're over either 3 or 5 inches in rain (can't remember the official tally...it was one of the two) for the month.

    Corn is wayyyyyy ahead. With the heavy production in acorns, it may make for some difficult hunting.

    Seems like two years running for me here. Reds didn't seem as productive last year (their off year) as the whites, so I bet this it their year....

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    Horrible last year where I was hunting in Central Indiana. Looking good this year though.
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    good herein MO.

    My crew & I have been cutting up a bunch of storm damaged trees and the Red Oaks are F-U-L-L

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    South-central Texas--have had good rains but the live oaks are always a crap shoot. I'll just wait and see. However, antlers are way better than last year and body mass is looking good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonshiner View Post
    good herein MO.

    My crew & I have been cutting up a bunch of storm damaged trees and the Red Oaks are F-U-L-L
    central Missouri is loaded with nuts this year also. Plenty of rain in Midwest.

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    sc live, red and white are very loaded for 3rd straight year. The good thing it seems all 3 drop at different times at my hunting land so it does make it a little easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycredneck View Post
    Last fall we had a bumper crop of acorns falling into the Northeast woods as everywhere else. The deer were all over them and probably helped them through our cold and snowy winter. What are the chances of that happening two years running. The rainfall was heavy in the spring but not much at all in June and July.
    The fall crop depends heavily on late Freeze.. If you get a freeze after your oaks flower then you will get a thin White oak crop. Red oaks flower bi-annual so it depends on last years last freeze.... So When was the last Freez the last 2 years in your area?? Big Buck hunting is a year around observation commitment..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncleray View Post
    The fall crop depends heavily on late Freeze.. If you get a freeze after your oaks flower then you will get a thin White oak crop. Red oaks flower bi-annual so it depends on last years last freeze.... So When was the last Freez the last 2 years in your area?? Big Buck hunting is a year around observation commitment..

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    you could say that about every fruit/nut bearing tree.

    its been a wet summer, lots of rain equals lots of acorns

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    Here in NJ, rainfall has been really limited. And so far, some really small acorns have been dropping. My guess is it's going to be a tough year for the deer if it's a harsh winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pybowhtr View Post
    central Missouri is loaded with nuts this year also. Plenty of rain in Midwest.
    If you think it's loaded now.......wait till opening day of gun season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brodie1978 View Post
    you could say that about every fruit/nut bearing tree.

    its been a wet summer, lots of rain equals lots of acorns
    You do realize theres a difference between Red oaks and White ??
    And a difference between annual and bi-annual???

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    Looks good here in southern md. Early green up and lots of rain early. On. We were low on rain for a couple weeks and the heat was brutal nut both have improved since.
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    Here in central Ct. the trees are loaded and it is raining acorns. Some are medium but most are small but over the past 20 years that I have watched this it is about normal. Over this time I have only seen three years like last year, where there were almost no acorns at all and the first year that the deer in the area were on lawns mid day eating shrubs during the winter.Now I live on the outscirts of the 5th largest city in the state and for years my neighbors did not believe we even had deer in the area,they believe it now.

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    i.m get a bunch coming down in my yard already so i.m thinking there are going to be alot this year

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    Doesnt look good in my part of Pa....

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