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Scott Bestul

What Is An Ice Cream Tip Acorn? Better Take A Look!


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There are acorns deer will eat and acorns deer avoid unless they can find no other food source. Come along on this video from World of Whitetail blogger Scott Bestul to find out what an Ice Cream Tipped Acorn is…it might lead to a big deer for you this fall.

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Whitetail Properties

Dan Perez Talks Food Source Strategy During the Peak of the Rut


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Whitetail Properties CEO Dan Perez has harvested more than 50 Pope and Young whitetails in his hunting career and his experiences have made him one of the industry’s foremost authorities on managing land for mature deer. In this video, we’re behind-the-scenes with Dan on his Pike County, Illinois farm as he and his cameraman spend […]

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white oak acorns

Grant Woods

White Oak Acorns


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Do oak trees cover half or more of the land where you hunt? If so, you’ve probably noticed that the number of deer seen in fields, crossing the road, etc., has decreased significantly during the past week or so. That’s because deer love acorns – especially white oak acorns. Matter of fact, deer were consuming […]

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Red Oak acorns

Grant Woods

Red Oak Acorns


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Deer prefer white oak acorns because they aren’t as bitter as those from red oaks as they have lower tannic acid content. However, this doesn’t mean you should ignore red oaks when scouting. White oak acorns will usually either sprout or rot within a month or two after falling. That’s perfect timing as rain causes […]

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Soft Mast PawPaw fruit

Bob Foulkrod

Don’t Overlook Soft Mast


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Food is the key to whitetail hunting success year round, but especially prior to the peak of the rut. Where woodlands are the dominant habitat, acorns are the universal staple. Acorns also are important even where row crops are heavily utilized by deer. As important as they are to these animals, the year-to-year abundance of […]

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