Find any blackberries?

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by Hoosier Sasquatch, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch Spike

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    My son and I picked a few wild ones for the landowner. Anyone else find any?


     
  2. katlynn

    katlynn 6 pointer

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    We had a bumper crop this year.
     
  3. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Mine didn't do very good at all tis year. Barely got enough for a couple of cobblers.
     
  4. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Bumper crop in east ky of big ones. Mostly gone now. Biggest ones I've seen in years.
     
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  5. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Got to run the bears off around here. They love them.
     
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  6. davers

    davers 10 pointer

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    Had a bumper crop as well, but the Deer, Squirrels, Birds, etc. got most of them. Also had good crop of wild Red Raspberries, and also some wild Blueberries, which aren't ripe yet.
     
  7. bigbonner

    bigbonner 8 pointer

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    I have a big wild patch in two place a mile apart and for some reason the berries turn red and fall off or just dries up . There is only a few bushes with black berries on them .
    I only picked two gallon this year and with the size patch I have I should have been able to pick a truck load .I am thinking that they may have a blight of some kind .
     
  8. Lady Hunter

    Lady Hunter 12 pointer

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    Sounds like what my patch of thornless berries here does. Seems we've got an infestation of "red cane borers." Look on some of the dead canes & see if there's a swollen spot on the main stem, beyond which everything is dead. If so, good luck. We've been trying to get rid of the darned things for several years & are about ready to just mow the patch down & sow grass!!!
     
  9. bigbonner

    bigbonner 8 pointer

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    I will have to check , I am thinking about mowing them down and using some 2-4-D and spray them out.
    I have let this patch grow for several years and had thoughts of letting people have at them after I get what I wanted .But I am not getting enough for my own use .
     
  10. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    You will get better results using crossbow to spray briars
     
  11. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

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    same here^^^^
     
  12. bigbonner

    bigbonner 8 pointer

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    I agree was just thinking of saving a few dollars by using plain 2-4D
    I have some cross bow that I use in fence rows and it works good.
     
  13. Hoosier Sasquatch

    Hoosier Sasquatch Spike

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    I thought the ones we found seemed bigger than average as well. Nearly as big as the thornless domestic ones we have at home.
     
  14. jblack1

    jblack1 10 pointer

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    My Mother in law and father in law picked about 27 gallons this year.
    My Brother in law picked 10 gallons this year as well, deep in some old strip mines mostly.
     

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