The drought no doubt affected the mast, too, but maybe not to the degree you'd expect. I'm hearing reports of good isolated mast crops in some areas. Personally, from spending time in the squirrel woods this past week, it seems spotty. A few acorns are falling already, and many of them are stunted, with empty hulls. But some of that falls early every year, so the coming weeks will reveal more on the mast.