X-Factor: Late-season food is as important as ever, but if you believe there's a hot, late doe or doe fawn in your area, considering hunting bedding areas like it's November 10. The bigger x-factor in the next few days, however, will be the weather. Storms that have plagued the West are moving east along the jet stream, and will likely hammer the Midwest and South this weekend, bringing heavy rain and general malaise to the Northeast on Sunday and Monday. Most of the region can expect strong westerly and/or southerly winds, as temperatures remain above average throughout. Far from ideal hunting weather, but deer could be more active than we've seen recently on the storm's leading edge.