Persimmons...how do I love thee...let me count the ways.....

Discussion in 'Fruit Trees' started by Native Hunter, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Lak, I pulled an old picture out on you. That one is from 2013. I was just showing why I don't think much about possums and coons....:D

    Sweet 14 is still on radar...………..

    I don't care how many persimmons that coons and possums get, because we have plenty for all wildlife. Persimmons are the greatest deer attractant on my property - even better than chestnuts and Sawtooth Acorns. I have sawtooth acorns laying all over the ground right now, but every persimmon that hits the ground is eaten.

    I had a camera on the trail leading to one persimmon tree - not actually on the tree but just on the trail. I would get over 1,000 pictures in 5 days just on deer walking back and forth to the tree.

    Evidently coons and possums aren't eating all of the persimmons in my trees, because I was there just yesterday and saw plenty still hanging in the trees. And, if I ever do have a problem with coons and possums, I certainly know how to take them out. That is no problem. God gave me dominion over the earth, and if I need to exercise that right, I sure can!

    But for the time being it is a persimmon LOVE FEST here. All critters are welcome - except for coyotes which I will blow away on sight! Have a good one!!!
     
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    I just thought it was funny finding him up in that tree. Didn’t have the heart to shoot him. Possums gotta eat too!

    Two rules I try to live by....

    1. Only kill what you’ll eat.
    2. Only kill what eats what you’ll eat.

    I don’t like possum and I don’t like persimmon so he’s safe.

    Matt

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  3. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Those are two excellent rules to live by. I commend you for that! The only thing I will add is that I will also kill what is trying to eat me!
     
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    Possum up the 'simmon tree
    And raccoon on the ground
    Possum says you dirty hound
    You'd better shake some 'simmon down

    [Chorus]
    Oh come on Mary
    Oh come on Mary
    Oh come on Mary
    Let's do it again

    Possum said to the 'coon again
    You'd better head and run
    You'd better not be here when I
    Get that 'simmon gun

    [Chorus]
    Oh come on Mary
    Oh come on Mary
    Oh come on Mary
    Let's do it again

    Possum up the 'simmon tree
    And raccoon on the ground
    Possum says you dirty hound
    You'd better shake some 'simmon down
     
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    lakngulf Well-Known Member

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    There is no doubt one of our best spots for bowhunting is somewhere around this old persimmon tree. It has been producing for years and is the source of all the little trees I have grown and planted.
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    Amazing how God's creation provides for all things created.
     

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