That can be a good thing for hunting this time of year, though. Abundant acorns scatter deer here and yonder inside the timber, making them much more difficult to pattern. Isolated trees can produce outstanding hunting. And if there are no acorns at all, food plots, crops and other available food sources become all the more attractive as the green browse of summer begins to fade. It's a bit too early to draw sure conclusions on the mast crop, but this time of year, when deer and their food sources are changing fast, it certainly warrants an "X-Factor" mention.