Been looking for acorns. This year I’m finding the acorn crop–mainly red oak–to be quite spotty. Actually, this seems to be beneficial to hunting deer since on years with abundant acorns, it can be difficult to predict where deer will be eating them. But, if you can find a few trees dropping acorns, deer seem to be easier to find. Last week I found a clump of oak trees raining acorns. Unfortunately, the deer found them just after nightfall, offering no shot. Stuck in my tree-stand was me, while the deer chewed noisily below; About 4 or 5 of them. It’s amazing how quiet they can “tip-toe” through the woods yet are loud-chewers. 

May the Forest Be with You,


Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association