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Old June 11th, 2018
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I see lots of Persimmons already marble sized, doing well. Probably will be a total September drop this year.

The Wild Cherries just peaked out. Sweet as can be. The ground is littered with them. We caught many in bed sheets.

Trumpet Creeper is blooming some ; will continue thru Sept. They love the Trumpet Creeper leaves. I have watched them many times spend time on this.

The French Mulberry, aka American Beautyberry, won't bloom till October, but no matter what the books say, I have never seen deer interested in this. I have watched them walk past it. It plays no part in my plans now.
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The French Mulberry, aka American Beautyberry, won't bloom till October, but no matter what the books say, I have never seen deer interested in this. I have watched them walk past it. It plays no part in my plans now.
They don't eat the berrys but they smash the stems and new buds.
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They don't eat the berrys but they smash the stems and new buds.
They eat the leaves too. If you find a colony of Beautyberry in an area with a decent number of deer, you can see the perfect bite marks on the leaves. Unfortunately, by the time hunting season gets here, the heat has the leaves dried up and they are very unappealing at that point.
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They do not pay the beautyberry any mind here in the yard, and at Tensas i do not even factor it in any more. Here in the yard they munch heavy on the trumpet creeper leaves. It must taste good .
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They do not pay the beautyberry any mind here in the yard, and at Tensas i do not even factor it in any more. Here in the yard they munch heavy on the trumpet creeper leaves. It must taste good .
Here in the piney woods, they tear it up
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I think it's all about where you are at. I've seen areas where the deer smash the greenbriars, and others where you'd swear they were allergic to it.

I think the preference in browse species differs across the state once you get beyond the obvious food sources like acorns and soft mast.
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I know in the piney woods, if you happen to have a patch of Kudzu around, they will crush it. Not sure how well they will eat it in areas like Natchez MS where there are large patches of Kudzu.
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They eat it, supposedly kudzu is high in protein
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Yes the Greenbriar. This past season i was sneak scouting a new spot near some MB rubs, and i found myself amongst Greenbriar vines with all the leaves chewed off, many other browsed chewed plants, and deer poop all over.
I knew there were deer spending alot of time here.

Went back next morning and i could hear deer in palmettos. I was on the ground. I ended up letting a beefy 4 pt go at 10 yards.
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Them Persimmons getting Grande !

Mucho too. They won’t make Sept.
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