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Post  Boss Gobbler on Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:24 pm

I was out at the farm messing around and came across these giant acorns. I have never seen them before but always noticed the leaf on the tree. I have pretty many now that I started looking. I found out that it is a chestnut oak a type of white oak. About 8-10 of these and a deer would be full. Laughing

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Post  Mountainman Vic on Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:51 pm

Yepper's. We have a ton of them up here. All though when I was in Kentucky I saw a tree that had the same leaf and acorn but the bark was different from our chestnut oaks. I don't know if there are more than one type for sure or not. Curious as to what the bark looked like on the tree you got those from Boss? Our chestnut oaks have a dark bark with deep grooves.
I've noticed though, even though they are in the white oak family, deer don't like them near as much as the true white oak.

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Post  bowGal on Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:11 pm

Boss around here the only thing those pretty little nut's  are good for   is  tree rat food. Crying or Very sad

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Post  Mountainman Vic on Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:18 pm

Just to clarify, around here deer do prefer them over red oaks.

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Post  Boss Gobbler on Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:28 pm

Hey Vic the bark was gray with 1/2" deep grooves. The deer seem to be eating them. I cut one open and they are pretty soft with a lot of meat inside the shell. I went out after the storms so the wind could have blown them all out.There were a ton on the ground. Im guessing the deer eat them pretty fast because I have always hunted this area and never noticed any laying around.


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Post  Pa. Bowhunter on Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:29 pm

It has been raining these at my hunting partners property since bow season started. They will get your attention when they fall close , not near as dangerous as a walnut though !!! Those suckers can hurt Very Happy !!
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Post  Mountainman Vic on Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:31 am

Boss, That sounds like the one I saw down there. In looking at the images on Google I saw that there is one that is called a swamp chestnut oak that looks similar to what I had seen. I don't know if that's it or not but there are apparently more than one type of chestnut oak. Your's are a little different than what we have here, but it sound like a great spot to put a stand.

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