Hi Bob - Just got back from
Ohio. I got a huge 8pt buck from a site
that was enhanced by Chestnut Magic. The Ohio Outfitter was greatly impressed
with the product. I took a case to put out and it drew in more deer in 2 days
than what his plain corn sites pull in in 2 weeks. The website is Bedrock Big
Bucks in Kingston, Ohio. He was very happy with the results from that as well.
Wanted to share this with you. Those boys in Ohio love the results of using
chestnut magic. I do too! (pict at top of page is Jim's buck!)
-Thanks, Jim Holbert
Put 9 bags of chestnut magic
out in Missouri 10 days ago. 100% cleaned up n ton of Pics. Put 3
piles out with 3 different products. Chestnut
Magic was the winner hands down. How can I get 500lbs bulk. Do you
still have any I could buy. Would like to buy it in bulk if possible
Tim R, National Hunting Sales, Pike County IL
Last year as I became acquainted with your company I cannot possibly express how thrilled & pleased I am with (# 1) the professional attitude from everyone I have conversed with, the absolute wonderful (amazing I should say) results that I have achieved from the products that I purchased, and my overall appreciation towards you folks for doing what you have done & are continuing to do for the environment,,, period! I gave a bag of the attractant to one of the Major Members of my hunt club & he placed it into a Feeder Trough for his deer to inspect. Two days later at the opening day of hunting season, he harvested an 8 point Buck that he had never seen on any of his trail cameras. I told him & everyone else (all 12 members) all about you folks...the products you have & the location to your business.
- Robert Smith, Tampa FL
I'm impressed by the Chestnut
Magic products. We took a lot of good pictures of good buck and in short time.
I just have good things say about that product. I'll work this winter to help
you to sale it Canada.
- Luc Broduer, Quebec
These were all taken over chestnut magic. We are field testing Browning cameras and I am providing Chestnut magic to suck them into the sites. It only takes a day and then plenty of action! Bears like it too!
"I put Chestnut Magic out on a farm in NJ. You failed to tell me the deer would incur injuries when I use CM!!! I have does knocking the pee-pee out of each other trying to keep other deer from eating their CM! I had one doe stand her ground when a young six point buck tried to get at it! She ended up kicking him in the chin with an upper-cut. Awesome stuff! I’m going to take my video camera out to tape the Friday night fights. Where has this stuff been all my life?
- Peter Fiduccia - Host/Author > Woods N' Water's N.A. Big Game Adventures
I have a couple bucks who have enjoyed jousting over the stuff. Here are a couple of the photos capturing their wrestling matches for who gets the chestnuts.
"We have a big crop this year - at or near a record. We would easily break the record if we were not operating a deer feedlot."
- Greg, Commercial Chestnut Orchardist
Ohio, October 2011
We planted 45 of the Dunstans here between 2012-13. Only 5 died, and they were in a very dry area. That's my fault for not watering them more. I used tubes/stakes and surrounded them all with 2"x4"x 4' tall welded wire and either grass mats or mulch on all but 2. I ran out of mats/mulch on them. We also used fertilizer spikes on them. 2 spikes per tree. I have to fence them in or the buck will tear them up and the deer will eat the leaves/shoots from the top of the tubes. The Persimmons are doing much better than I expected!! I didn't think they'd make it through our winters here in N.E. PA. The Crabapples I figured would do fine as we have other mature crabs here on the property. The Sawtooth Oaks are all growing. Some stronger than others. Our Branch will be having another tree sale in the Spring. We already have much interest and will be taking pre-orders soon!! Thanks.
Susquehanna Branch VP
This deer prefers the Chestnut Magic in the Redneck feeder on left over the competitions in the feeder on the right. Btw, he prefers the Chestnut Magic over the clover, alfalfa and chicory he's standing in too. Thanks for a great product and I can't wait for my Dunstan Chestnut trees to mature!
-Bud Bernitt Spencer Indiana
This is Mark Longwell from Rochester NY. I know this is a late message. I wanted to send
this sooner but got so busy. Anyway, I wanted to take the time to thank you and your staff for
allowing me to visit your chestnut tree farm. It was so interesting to see the trees and listen to
the wealth of knowledge you have about them.
I have been speaking with James Cobb in Utica NY and he informs me that the 300 plus
Dunstans he planted are following script per your website. He says they do very well here and
this past harsh winter did not harm them at all. So with that said, I will be contacting Deb in
the near future to place a order for spring. It will not be the 640 trees I had planned however, I
think I will be going for approx. 324 trees.
Again, thank you for your hospitality.
A big Thank you to all of you at Chestnut Hill Outdoors that helped to make our QDMA tree sale a success with the reduced tree and freight pricing.
Thank you from the Susquehanna Branch.
3 Year planting of Dunstan Chestnuts in central VA near Appomattox. 95+% survival.
- Jack Kirk
The photo is just ordinary without the story behind it. l am a wildlife conservation officer. In June of this year I was dispatched to a residence that was reported to have an illegal captive whitetail fawn in a fenced area behind the house. Upon investigation the individuals in possession of the fawn claimed to have rescued the fawn when the mother doe was killed by an auto. Even though their intentions where from the heart possessing a fawn is a violation of the game and wildlife code. Since their intent was not criminal, I merely seized the fawn and did not issue a citation. The lady that diligently bottle fed the fawn for three weeks was distraught, in tears, and heart broken when she learned the fawn would have to be seized. It is hard not to get emotionally attached to a bottle fed Bambi whitetail. Prior to this incident I would observe on a nightly basis a doe and two young fawns grazing in the corner of my hayfield. I promised the lady I would leave the seized fawn in the vicinity in which I kept seeing the grazing trio in hopes it would be adopted by the mother doe. I placed a trail camera in the area in an attempt to see if I could get a photo of the potential adoption. I checked the camera every morning for three weeks hoping to catch a photo of the doe with the seized fawn so I could prove to the distraught lady that all was well with her Bambi. Three weeks of nightly photos did not produce the result I was hoping for. One day I was shopping in WalMart and came across the Chestnut Hill Chestnut Magic product. I thought I would give it a try. Bingo!! The second evening after placing only 2 cups of Chestnut Magic in view of the camera I got the photo I was waiting for, the doe with her two fawns and the adoptive third. The seized fawn was placed in the vicinity while she and her new siblings were still in spots. As can be seen from the photo all the fawns are beyond their spot phase and appear to be very healthy. The adopted fawn in on the right. The best was yet to come when I delivered the photo to the lady. She was in tears after viewing the photo knowing her fawn was successfully returned to the wild. Thanks to Chestnut Magic for getting me that photograph.
Pennsylvania Game Commission
The deer in the photos above were taken at the Black's Orchard in Pike County, IL.
The Black's Orchard tree pictures below were taken in June 2011.
"We planted Dunstan Chestnuts on our farm in Pike County, Illinois in 1999. They have grown tremendously, even in this cold climate. We harvest many deer from the land each year. The trees are bearing 2,000 lbs/acre after only 10 years. The deer destroyed the chicken wire cages we built around all the trees trying to get to the nuts. We have had to put up an 8' deer fence to keep them from eating all of our nut crop!"
- Dale and Linda Black, Pike County IL
I was harvesting only 10,000 lbs from my 500 12-15 year old trees picking up nuts every other day. When I went to picking up nuts every day, my harvest jumped to 26,000 lbs! The deer were eating 2/3 of my crop every night!!
-R.T., North Carolina
We planted Dunstan Chestnuts in the Blue Ridge in the early 1990s. We sell all we can grow, but the bears break branches out of the trees to eat the nuts. We have to keep a person up all night in the orchard during harvest season to keep the bears away.
-Wilson Orchards, Virginia
Our Dunstan Chestnuts are planted on 20' centers and now over 40' tall, planted in 1994.
-Delmarvelous Orchards, Delaware
3 Year old Dunstan in 1000 tree Orchard in Kentucky
"We planted 62 Dunstan Chestnuts in 2000, along with 800 Collosal, Marigoule and Maraval chestnuts at our farm in northern Connecticut. We are surrounded by American chestnuts in the nearby forests, both dead trees and suckers re sprouting from the roots, so there is a lot of blight. All 800 of the other chestnuts have died, but we have not lost a single Dunstan Chestnut. This year (2010) we harvested 400 lbs of nuts from the 62 Dunstan trees. They produce beautiful, mostly large nuts."
- Bruce Luginbuhl, Little Pops Popcorn, Ellington, CT
I have been wanting to thank you for a while...I ordered seedlings that arrived last spring. I can't believe how they have done. Almost doubled their size in one growing season...and after traveling all the way to Ohio. I was not sure at first they would even leaf out...but then they just took off. The soil here is not the greatest, and perhaps on the alkaline side. But despite this it is the very best mail order nursery stock I have ever received, and bareroot too! How did you do it? I am a horticulturist and have never had such luck with any mail order stock, ever. Thanks a bunch, I am so pleased.
- Megan King
Last spring, you shipped six Dunstan Chestnuts to my home in south Saint Louis. The seedlings you sent are doing extremely well. Most are now around 4 ½ feet tall, while two are over 5 ½ feet tall, sticking out of the grow tubes! I’m very pleased that they seem to have adjusted well to their environment, which is adjacent to a forested area on soil that is rocky and mostly clay. Do you have any special instructions regarding how to protect them for the winter? I plan to place at least an inch of fresh mulch around the grow tube bases, but that’s about all I thought might be necessary. I’d greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks…I may be putting in a second order, depending upon how much land I can clear and manage.
- David Miyazaki
To Whom It May Concern -
I planted the 10 chestnut trees I bought two weeks ago. To say the least, the care with which those plants were packed and shipped gave me the sense that I had something truly special. Each one felt quite alive as I held them.
I own 78 acres in the Berkshires - a place where the chestnut once reigned supreme! I planted these trees in an open spot in the forest in hopes of reintroducing this tree to where it belongs.
I'll get another 10 next year! Thanks and have a great summer!
- Bill Meier
Great Barrington, MA
I received my Chestnut trees. They look so healthy. Just wanted to let you know I have ordered trees over the internet before and been very disappointed in their packing/shipping process. This order was packed very well and the trees were kept moist and damage free and look healthy. I look forward to their growth and more purchases from Realtree Nursery.
I purchased 5 Dunstan's from you this spring. They arrived here in NY in April and I got them in the ground the next day. I planted them and mixed peat moss with the local soil, put 4' tree shelters around them, sprayed the competing vegetation, watered them through our drought 2 to 3 times a week and in June I watered with a weak solution of miracid.
All are doing great. Two are now 4'6" tall, two are 5', and I have one mutant that is 8' tall. The picture is of the mutant and was taken this last Saturday. Its still putting out new leaves!
Thanks for the great trees,
-BobMy Walmart trees already have nuts, even after a hot and dry summer!!
-Ford DayMy property is North of Baton Rouge, LA on the Louisiana/Mississippi State line. I planted 50 American Persimmon trees from Real Tree Nursery this spring. I ordered 50 trees and all 50 trees survived, I was amazed. I will plant another 50 trees this coming spring of another variety.