Acorns: A Delicious and Nutritious Food Source for Deer

A “go to” food source for deer are acorns. Acorns are rich in good nutrition for deer – a nice mix of healthy carbs, proteins, and fats. They fall from trees onto the ground for deer to eat during the fall. If acorns are plentiful that particular season, deer will be less inclined to feast on your yards landscaping.

“My test as to whether it is a good acorn year,” said Kurt Upham, president and co-founder of ohDEER, “is when you are walking in the woods, and you step and you hear the crunch underfoot of acorns – and you look down and see if you have stepped on 12 or more acorns. If so … and there are not nine or fewer acorns underfoot … then it is a good year for acorns – and for deer. For sure, this is a good year for acorns.” As Kurt explained, the acorns from various types of oak trees are not the same in terms of desirability to deer. “Their favorite acorn is the white oak acorn, followed by the pin oak, the red oak, and then the black oak.”


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