Overall Activity Status: For weeks we've heard about banner acorns in some areas, and zero acorns in others. Ohio confirmed overall low numbers this week with their annual mast crop report. In a survey of 38 wildlife areas, state officials found that "29.3 percent of white oaks and 41.3 percent of red oaks bore fruit this year," which represents a 23.1 percent decrease for whites and 25.5 percent decrease for reds. "This year's comparatively poor mast crop should translate to improved deer hunter success rates, particularly among archers," the report concluded. If there is a quality patch of acorns in your area, you can bet deer are on it. Yesterday at a sportsman's club meeting in Western, New York several hunters—some of whom run more than 20 trail cameras—said most of their good bucks have gone missing. The bachelor groups that have made regular appearances in open ag fields have split up, dispersing into the timber. Corn has also come down quickly in the last week or so, further dispersing bucks, though most silage corn still seems to be standing, and probably will until this current spell of wet weather pushes through. One of the guys I spoke with was bummed out that all his good bucks had moved off, though he knew to expect it, while another was pumped that his farm that holds a lot of food and does—but has yet to produce a single good buck picture—is about to heat up.