X-Factor: From north to south, farmers are in full gear right now as well, with high-moisture corn coming out by the truckload, beans getting knifed and sunflowers chopped. "With leaves coming off fast and crops being harvested, the deer are transitioning into thickets and heavy cover," said Chase. This much agricultural activity is going to have deer on their feet more than normal, and expect to have bucks that disappeared in August show back up as their hides get harvested. This, combined with a predicted early rut, means the next 10 days could be the best time to be on stand all year. Don't miss it.