10 Best Public Land Mule Deer Hunting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Public Land Mule Deer Hunting in 2022


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Six Species of Acorns to Look for when Deer Hunting

Stay a step of hunters who only pay attention to the better-known acorns by keeping a look out for these other species

Post Oak

1/2 to 2/3-inch acorns; 4- to 8-inch leaves

Found in dry soils, mostly along slopes with westerly or southerly exposures. This tree can grow up to 65 feet tall and can be identified by its crown of gnarled branches. They will often be found near chestnut Oaks or white pines. A good crop will be produced every 4 to 10 years.

Acorn drop : September into November

Scarlet Oak

½- to 1-inch acorns; 4- to 7-inch leaves

These can be found on slopes with westerly or southerly exposures, and have pointed leaves which turned bright red in the fall months. This species will grow up to 80 feet tall, producing a solid crop every 3 to 5 years. Often located near green brier, white pines, hawthorne, or wild grapes.

Acorn drop : October to November

Shingle Oak

½- to 5/8- inch acorns; 3 to 5 inch leaves

This species gets its name from its common use for making shingles. These trees have a conical to rounded crown. They can be found in moist soils, often times nearby streams. They are usually mixed with black or post oaks. This species produces a good crop every other year.

Acorn drop : September into November

Sawtooth Oak

1-inch acorns; 3- to 7-inch leaves

Sawtooth oaks produce as early as 5 to 10 years after planting and will yield a very large crop. They will be found growing within semi-open fields or transitional areas which have well-drained soil.

Acorn drop : August to October

Water Oak

½-inch acorns; 2- to 4-inch leaves

This species is a steady producer. It will produce lots of acorns every year or every other year. Deer and other wildlife love these little acorns. Despite its name, water oak grow well in both wet and dry soils. They will reach up to 80 feet tall.

Acorn drop : September into October

Willow Oak

¼- to ½-inch acorns; 3- to 5-inch leaves

Don't let the small size of these acorns for you. Deer avidly seek them out from the earliest postseason into the late rut. This species easily grows 100 feet tall and have long, narrow, willowlike leaves.

Acorn drop : August into October

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