Let’s Get it started. 2018 Acorn Report

White oaks are looking good and reds are hit or miss. Did find a few whites on the ground yesterday that were rotten but it was in one area so hopefully it was just a fluke. I have noticed some are alot further along than others so time will tell if they all make it.
 
Ive been at some mid to lower elevations round habersham n stevens. White oaks are hit or miss looks like, but ive only been out twice
 
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jbogg

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White oaks are looking good and reds are hit or miss. Did find a few whites on the ground yesterday that were rotten but it was in one area so hopefully it was just a fluke. I have noticed some are alot further along than others so time will tell if they all make it.
Some of the whites I have seen up high seem to be underdeveloped. Thought they would be further along by now.
 
Yea I have thought the same thing. If They don't make it will be a spotty crop. They still have a month and half of so to grow so will see. You defiantly know when you see a tree that's loaded and going to do good.
Some of the whites I have seen up high seem to be underdeveloped. Thought they would be further along by now.
 
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jbogg

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Yep. I have heard stories about years past when there were white oaks limited to very specific elevations resulting in a very concentrated bear population. Folks literally seeing ten or more bears in trees in a single day. I am hoping that this year may be more spotty than the past few, but hard to tell yet.
 
Haven't checked my whites or reds but the water oaks are loaded here in Paulding. I always do good early season on water oaks just before the other nuts start falling.
 

Rabun

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I'll be checking some spots this weekend and will report back...but yes, excited. I really don't bow hunt much and never for bear before but plan on breaking out my crossbow to try and stick a bear that's become way to comfortable on the property... Then start hunting harder starting prim weapons week.
 

GTHunter

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I'll be up there as much as I can this season. I tried hard two years ago but the acorn crop was great and bear movement was not. Living in Atlanta I can only get up to the bear woods every so often, but I plan to make a scouting trip this Saturday. I'm checking out some spots that the very helpful DNR ranger told me about when I called.
 
Made a little lap this evening at lower elevation, in the 18 to 2k range. Whites were scarce. Found 2 that I would consider fairly loaded and rest only a hat full in each tree. Hoping to check 2 to 2500 ft range next week.
 
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jbogg

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Made a little lap this evening at lower elevation, in the 18 to 2k range. Whites were scarce. Found 2 that I would consider fairly loaded and rest only a hat full in each tree. Hoping to check 2 to 2500 ft range next week.
Good report Cutter. I have not been below 2600’, but have found some Whites above that, but not many.
 
I've got a idea that they might be scarce up high with so many bears seen down low in the last few weeks. Seems they know before we do. There is a lot of hickory nuts this time so that might be something to look for. Also notice persimmons have fallen off early rotten. All this rain has really seemed to affect things this last month. Everything seemed to start off good early summer but seems a lot has went down hill.
 
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jbogg

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I've got a idea that they might be scarce up high with so many bears seen down low in the last few weeks. Seems they know before we do. There is a lot of hickory nuts this time so that might be something to look for. Also notice persimmons have fallen off early rotten. All this rain has really seemed to affect things this last month. Everything seemed to start off good early summer but seems a lot has went down hill.
Sounds like food may be a lot more scarce which would be a welcome change compared to the last two years. It might require a lot of walking, but once we find them they may very well be much more concentrated than the past few years. How do the Reds look in your area?
 

antharper

“Well Rounded Outdoorsman”
I’m down south of Atlanta and it’s looking like the worst year in a while for acorns in my area !
 
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