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Photo: 2022 Hunting Outlook and Mast Survey

I often heard it stated by early-season bowhunters, “Find the acorns, find the bucks.”

While I do believe that is a smart philosophy to generally go by, not every year is the same when it comes to food sources readily available to game animals.

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