"The acorns are everywhere," Whit told me. "You can't go two feet in the woods without slipping on a carpet of acorns. We have live oaks, red oaks, and post oaks on our ranch, and all of them seem to be producing a bumper crop. I think the reason we're having such a tough time seeing deer, and especially older bucks, this year is the abundance of food from the oak trees. The bucks randomly hit the corn feeders, but it's mostly after dark."