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Acorns in southern Illinois???

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I am heading up to Calhoun County, Illinois in three weeks and was wondering if there are any acorns this year??
Anyone have some good intel??
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Ya it was a weird year this year in my kneck of the woods I Hunt down around Elkville. The acorns dropped real early like mid sept. however they are still dropping right now but the trees are pretty bare around me. The deer sign is all over my acorn trees. I shot a doe opening day and she was munching and tearing the acorns up. good luck hoped that helped. However if it comes down to acorns or corn they are still eating more corn right now.
 

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Good point. So you think I should plan on hunting the food plots/corn instead of heading in the woods?
 

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Yeah, I am thinking about morning hunts. Just thought if there were acorns the does would hang out in the woods a bit before bedding down.
Evening hunts are pretty easy: scrape lines and food plots.

So you think Oct.29-Nov.5 will be the full blown rut or more of the pre-rut?
 

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Yeah, I am thinking about morning hunts. Just thought if there were acorns the does would hang out in the woods a bit before bedding down.
Evening hunts are pretty easy: scrape lines and food plots.

So you think Oct.29-Nov.5 will be the full blown rut or more of the pre-rut?
nov 5 is prime time...most of the bucks ive taken in illinois have been the first week of nov.
 

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So when I am there the bucks will be checking scrapes and will start chasing does?
Funnels and scrape lines the best advice?
 
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