X Factor: Most deer movements still relate to food. In farmland, during evenings or early mornings, deer will be seen in the fields where they find preferred foods. Forest deer, like the young buck shown above, are feeding on acorns now. Acorns are plentiful in most of our Northeast Region. In my own area of northwest Pennsylvania, both acorns and apples are spotty, while abundant acorns were reported in southwest Pennsylvania and southeast Pennsylvania. Reports of abundant acorns have come from Delaware, Vermont, Ohio, Maine, and New Hampshire.