If it's a good year for mast, acorns trump everything. Be discriminating. Set up stands near milder chinquapin, burr, and white oaks in early October. Be prepared to move to pin, black, and red oaks when their bitter, pungent acorns drop. Down south, pecans are powerful attractants to deer, which may focus on them exclusively until supplies are exhausted. Abandoned orchards or wild fruit such as plums, blackberries, and persimmons draw intense short-term interest. Once the rut begins, bucks become less concerned with food, but does are still actively eating. Hunt the periphery of doe feeding areas and you're sure to see bucks.