X Factor: It's time to consider some late-season hunting strategies, and that means pinpointing late-season food sources. Remaining mast, standing crops, waste grain, and bait sites are all productive places to hunt in the late season, especially when it's cold. But in my experience, green stuff can be just as attractive right now. We had an unseasonably cold November, but it's important to remember that the average daytime high in December for the Mid-South is in the mid-40 to 50-degree range, and the weather has been much more seasonal as of late. When the weather is like that, I see as many deer in green pastures, hay fields, cover-crop wheat and rye fields, and food plots as anywhere else. Large groups of does and fawns often gather to feed in these areas, and cruising bucks—like the one on my trail camera last Friday—will check them out to find one last girlfriend for the year.