Drought conditions

Discussion in 'Maine Hunting' started by Lil John, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. As I was driving by a local river today, I couldn't help but notice that the water level was way below normal. Having waited a few years for a good beechnut crop, I am concerned how this lack of rain will effect the nut production this fall, both beech in the north and acorns in the south.
    As a deer hunter this is always a concern to me.

    What are your thoughts on this ?
     
  2. kenton6

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    I have always tried to follow the feeding habits of deer through the summer and on into the fall. Apples, acorns and beechnuts are probably the ones I concern myself with the most.
    Up until recent years, I don't remember there ever being much of a beechnut crop since I was a kid growing up. I still remember my first taste of beechnuts when my father showed them to me.
    Many times I have seen a lot of shells with very little meat inside the beechnuts.
    There are several factors that will affect a nut crop and drought is one of them.
    How extensive is this drought as far as the northeast is concerned?
     

  3. I think it is only certain small areas, not the entire north east. I can tell you though, I have been watering my lawn like there's no tomorrow for over a week and it is still drying up on me.
    Maybe I should dig a new well, closer to the neighbors property. :D