Old friend Bob Porter chimed in from the hills near Patoka Reservoir. He says the variety makes a difference.
"Our daughter has an untreated apple tree in her yard. Deer love those small wormy apples," Porter said.
Perhaps, apple worms are a deer's way of eating protein.
Last week I put piles of apples on two occasions in a corner fencerow. The first pile was gone in five days. The ground was too hard to show tracks, making it impossible to determine what was eating them. Two apples had bites taken out of them, the rest were totally consumed.
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Tri-County Fish & Wildlife Area will host a youth rabbit hunt on Saturday, Oct. 19.
The hunt is from 8 a.m. to noon. Children will be partnered with an experienced hunter, and various beagle dog handlers will guide the youth hunters as they trail rabbits through fields and woods.
If your child is interested in participating, or for more information, contact Don LeCount at (574) 551-1461 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Tri-County FWA at (574) 834-4461.
LeCount is the man who sold me Daisy.