Overall Activity Status: A change of scenery has a way of sparking new energy into a tough deer season. I spent the last three days hunting a friend's place near Abilene, Texas. Three of us hunted each morning and evening, and we saw between 3 and 10 bucks each every time. Most of the hunting was from elevated tower blinds near corn feeders. The bucks were really focused on the free food, refueling now that it is post rut in that area. The landscape there is comprised of mesquites, prickly pear cactus, yuccas and abundant broom weed. The area has no oaks and thus no acorns, making corn feeders effective in the late season. There is not much native feed for deer between December and March, so ranches in that area that supplement or have food plots will hold and grow healthier bucks.