Overall Activity: Another week of mixed-bag reports from the whitetail woods. Some guys are having a tough time. But hunters who are on to the hot food source in their area—and lucky enough to have the right weather conditions—are seeing deer fairly consistently. I just returned from a grouse hunt in northern Wisconsin, where I found good buck sign in just about every stand of red oaks that was dropping acorns. In farm country, the fall harvest is impacting where hunters see deer. Soybeans are typically the first crop to come off, and whitetails adore hitting those fields just after the combine comes through. Just before I left on my grouse hunt, I spotted a mature 12-point feasting on a just-picked bean field, right at dusk.