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Old 08-15-2012, 08:43 PM
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Hey guys, lets start posting acorn reports. Provide general location......VERY general. County would be preferable. Also if you're able, include elevation and oak type. Whites and Reds particularly. I'll have a decent report Sunday night, and then another one for a different location next mid-week.
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:27 AM
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Great idea. I am going this weekend. Will post Sunday also.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:23 AM
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I'll be out Sunday and post what I find.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:30 AM
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got alot of acorns -chestnut,red & white on ground here in Northeast GA
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:32 PM
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Reds and whites in gilmer down low, Havnt been up in a while.
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:39 PM
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Found a white dropping in Elbert, maybe squirrels, but there where quite a few on the ground.
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:45 AM
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I havent noticed any on the ground yet. I'll let you guys know what I find Sunday!
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Went out today and found a chestnut and red oak dropping in one area but that was it..the chestnut looks a lot like the white oak in the tree and acorn...do the bears and deer like them the same or no?
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I've saw whites on the ground in Northern Forsyth. The bears however are in the cornfields right now but that will play out pretty quick. Muscidines are ripe now to. Id say they are eating them some. Also treed a big coon in a redoak last nt. Loaded down. I guess he was up there eating.
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I've saw whites on the ground in Northern Forsyth. The bears however are in the cornfields right now but that will play out pretty quick. Muscidines are ripe now to. Id say they are eating them some. Also treed a big coon in a redoak last nt. Loaded down. I guess he was up there eating.
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They cutting em hard and heavy Imfy to. I saw a huge bear eating hickorys last yr up on the mountain in sept.
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Old 08-19-2012, 12:13 AM
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Nah, chestnut oaks are pretty much worthless in my opinion. What do you guys think?!?!
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Chesnut oaks are definetely not worthless. If it is a year that chesnut oaks hit but no other oaks do, you better be hunting chesnut oaks. They are also good late season when all the other acorns are gone.

I was bow hunting on Lake Russell WMA a few years ago and watched a doe walk through white oak acorns and start feeding on chesnut oak acorns. I don't know what the deal is, but sometimes they will do that for a few days before they start really hammering the white oaks.
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Thanks guys...they were eating the heck outta them..tons of caps and pieces all over. They seemed to eat these more than the red oaks on the ground. Have y'all found any persimmons with fruit on them? Found a few trees but nothing
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Just got back from a short scouting trip. I was at 3500 to 4000 ft in elevation. It was nice to be out in the woods again. I got soaked. It was raining on and off all day. Like my last few trips, I saw a lot of old sign from last year. The red oaks were dropping and had lots of acorns. I did not see any chestnut oaks. I saw many white oaks, but no sign of acorns on them. Any thoughts from the more experienced folks on that? Do they produce later or is this an off year? If it is an off year will the bears start eating the red oaks?

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It seems like folks are finding a good bit of forage this year on the ground. What does that mean for the scouting report? Last year found several bears bunched up on white oaks, and I assumed that was because acorns were fairly hard to come by. And does it seem to you guys like the acorns are falling a little bit sooner than they did last year?
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:59 PM
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Was on top of the mtn on Cohutta Wma in Murray Co. Saw alot of red oaks and very few white oaks.
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Chattahoochee nf lots of red oaks no white oaks saw scat w hair and grass in it
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Old 08-19-2012, 11:21 PM
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Today, I scouted in White County. Scouted around 2,200' elevation. I saw some reds with some acorns here and there, but the acorns in the white oaks in that particular location were virtually barren. Pretty Disappointing. I'm going to hit Rabun county later this week and report what I find there. The scat located at this particular location had less berries than I have been seeing in lately in general, and more grass and browse forage.
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Here at my house in Gwinnett,the White Oaks are loaded down with mid sized acorns. The rain washed a few off the trees and there are a few dropping,but nothing major. The red Oaks are also loaded,but not as much as the whites. We cut a small white oak down yesterday and when it landed,it literally looked like pee gravel being dumped out of a front end loader. Also,the persimmons are loaded down as well. Nice fat quarter size persimmons and they are just now turning.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:07 PM
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In stephens cty i have saw some old white oaks that were loaded. In habersham i have saw some reds and chestnuts dropping but not many white oaks where I have been squirrel hunting. Tons of hickory nuts though and the squirrels are eating them up.
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None see out around Brass Town Bald and Bob's Creek this weekend...
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:53 AM
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So what I'm gathering thus far is that white oaks so far as we have posted, are producing down low (Elbert, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Stephens) and up in higher (Cohutta, Gilmer, Habersham, White) white oaks aren't producing as well. From the posts we have so far, it sounds like the reds are producing pretty well both high and low. We still don't have enough posts about chestnut oaks to begin formulating a guess yet. If you guys will, keep scouting areas and giving reports. If possible, give either an elevation of the area you scouted, or a guess at the elevation if you don't have a map or gps. Also just so you guys know, I'm going to post this question in the deer hunting forum as well to hit a more broad base of people so you guys don't need to double post.
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:57 PM
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Catoosa County- select whites are loaded with little dropping.

Red oaks are fair to good and sporaticly dropping

Chestnut oaks are loaded and dropping good.

found a muscadine vine in the woods too with good grapes on em. Some persimmons are almost fully orange but still hard.
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