Posted By gutpile on 28 Oct 2012 11:57 AM
But remember deer are browsers. This means they eat a little here and a little there.
I agree deer are browsers and they eat a little here and there. But the term "Browsers" does not refer to their habit of only eating a little and then moving on. It referrs to the type of plant life they eat. Browse is a term used to define the type of food they eat. It is the tender leaves and young twigs or stems of woody plants. For the most part. deer do not compete for forage with livestock. Deer eat the woody weeds and plants that livestock don't normally eat.
As for the acorns, I know the deer eat the acorns or mast from the trees in the area I hunt, but I tried what you're suggesting several years ago. The deer never toched them. They ended up staying out there all season. I don't know if the acorns I put out had a different flavor or scent about them or what. The acorns I collected were gathered from about 200 miles from where I was hunting.http://www.whitetailfood.com/whitet...rowse.html