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September 26, 2013

Rick Bramwell: Do deer really like apples?

(Continued)

I wondered if it could be the fruit tree spray. Tranbarger doesn’t think so because the applications get washed off when it rains and is not used late in the growing season. All the apples are washed before being sold or made into cider and that would include the ones being put out in late winter for the deer.

Last Saturday evening I saw a doe and her fawn cross into a woods. This 10-acre thicket is loaded with apple trees with most of the fruit on the ground. I was sure they were headed for the apples.

Perhaps, the answer could be found under those old apple trees? On a trek through the woods it was obviously too dry for deer to make tracks. Apples lay everywhere, yet I did not see deer droppings or apples with a bite taken out of them.

Were they coming from miles for this treat? It didn’t seem so.

I could use input from you readers on this one. What do you think? Email me at rickbramwell@aol.com.

 

 

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