Abundant acorn crop could curb deer kill October 21, 2010 Connecticut

Deer can increase their body weight by as much as 25 percent when there’s a large crop of acorns...Based on hunters’ success rates in Connecticut since these records were first kept in 1975, a large acorn crop generally leads to lower success rates that fall,

The kill count historically declines during years when the crop is large, because whitetails don’t have to move far to find food, so they don’t have to expose themselves as much by traveling between their daytime cover and feeding areas.

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