When you hear of persimmons, the first thing you may think of is something so sour that it will curl your bottom lip. The reality is that when persimmons are allowed to ripen, they are very sweet and are a good fit for deer that seem to always have an insatiable sweet tooth. The trees can produce prolific numbers of fruit that are a delicacy for many species of wildlife.
|They love them!|
Another thing about persimmons is that deer prefer to eat the fruit that has fallen to the ground is rather over ripe or almost mushy. If you can find a tree, it is possible to collect the fruit, let them ripen to mushiness and then place them out for your herd to devour. As always, be careful that this is not considered baiting if your state does not allow it.
The season is opening here in Louisiana tomorrow and I for one just cannot wait to get into the blind and wait for a big boy to stroll by.