Overall Activity Status: Whitetails across the region are entering a major transition period. White-oak acorns are starting to drop, and that influx of hard mast will draw deer away from fields and food plots where they've been highly visible. Meanwhile, many soybean fields in the region are beginning to mature and yellow, which makes them far less appetizing to deer. Finally, we're in the middle of velvet shed, an event that causes many bucks to get reclusive. This triple-whammy may make it tough to observe bucks right now. If you're not seeing deer in the usual places, this is the time to broaden your search.