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Bear are supposed to rely heavily on acorns in the fall here in the east. I notice all kinds of acorns in the n lower. But I didn't remember seeing so many in the up at least Mackinac county. Are they actually there? I suppose if they were more rare than they might be an even better thing to look for and find.
 

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I have only four oak trees on my 80 acres, and I've never seen an acorn. I do however have abundant hazel nuts. They are like acorns in that they don't come in every year, but when they do it is great. The bears love them. The point is bears eat a lot of different things. Black, pin, and choke cherries are another favorite.
 
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My bur oaks were pretty well bare this fall. Red oaks were light to the east of camp on the sandy soil. Last year was a good acorn production year.

Don’t forget about checking out beech nuts.
 

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I guess my small area was Mackinac county around paper and state land that gets logged relatively heavily. I guess i would expect mature oaks but I dont even remember a lot of saplings. Must have been where i was at.
 
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