X Factor: On December 15, I saw a mature 8-point I have not seen since November 14. Miraculously, he does not appear to have any tines broken. He is the only mature buck I've seen in December with a perfect rack. I've mentioned this buck before, an old 6 ½- or 7 ½-year-old I've watched now for three seasons. His rack is around 140-145-inches. I think he was bigger last year. I saw him near a corn feeder in daylight, so now that the rut is over I'm hoping he sticks to that pattern. This might be the week I finally get a crack at him. This is a perfect example of why late season hunting, when bucks congregate at food sources, can be so productive.