Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Sunday, December 10th, 2023

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Know your oaks: Increase your acorn IQ to become a better deer hunter

Hunters across the northern United States have seen an impressive mast year for acorns, including red oaks (above). (Photo by Bob Drieslein)
You don’t have to hunt deer long to realize that oak trees, and the acorns they drop each fall, are hugely important to whitetails. And many hunters know that most oak trees fall into one of two main families: red oaks and white oaks. Both tree types are critical sources of deer food, so being able to identify tree species and their acorns can result in better deer hunting and more venison on your table. Here’s what you need to know.
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