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Sparse acorns could affect W.Va. hunting seasons, hunters should go where food is concentrated
Reported by: Associated Press
Sunday, September 29, 2013 1:36 PM EDT
Acorns are scarce across West Virginia but other mast items such as hickory nuts and walnuts are abundant.
Beech is up 186 percent from 2012 and 100 percent above the long-term average. Walnut, hickory, apples and black cherry also increased from 2012 and are above the long-term average.
DNR game management services supervisor Chris Ryan tells the Charleston Gazette that the poor acorn crop could affect the hunting seasons for deer, bears, turkeys and squirrels.
Ryan advises hunters to find places were food sources are relatively concentrated.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette, http://www.wvgazette.com