There are WMAs in the state that have higher whitetail densities (and more hunters), but your chances for a fine Alabama buck are probably higher at the 98,000-acre Black Warrior than at any other state property. White oaks attract deer during the bow season. Soft mast crops like persimmons and crab apples are another powerful draw. Later in the fall, successful hunters focus on red-oak acorns and other browse. The rut is a good time to catch bucks roaming widely. Peak breeding usually occurs in early December, several weeks earlier than in most areas of Alabama. Contact Black Warrior WMA, Dept. FS, P.O. Box 775, Moulton, AL 35650; 256-351-8509.