Just returned from a hunt in western Kansas (and no, that was not the source of the "technical difficulty" mentioned above!) where I experienced an interesting hunt. Just as in other places I've hunted this fall, standing crops (in this case, corn and milo) seemed to impact traditional deer patterns. Here in the Midwest, an unusually late harvest has created a sea of cover that rutting whitetails don't normally enjoy. In short, if you can hunt the edges of standing crop fields, you have a decent chance of meeting a good buck. If your property does not sport unharvested fields but they're in the neighborhood, you can be in for some long, unproductive sits.