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What can acorn availability tells us about deer? Study out of Georgia tackles the topic

A University of Florida graduate student tackled a two-year study of oak trees and acorns on a southern Georgia plantation to see which trees produced the most mast and how deer behaved around those trees. (Stock photo by Eric Morken)
It is common knowledge among deer hunters that whitetail movement is largely driven by food. Therefore, acorns make up a large part of the whitetail diet. To learn more about acorn production and how it affects deer behavior, University of Florida researcher Kelsey Demeny undertook a two-year study of oak trees to determine which oaks produced the most mast and how whitetails behaved around them.
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