Here is a good read for acorn flat hunters like myself...
Don't get lulled into relying entirely on a corn pile to find the deer in your area, because as you know as soon as the seasons change and the acorns start falling your deer tend to disappear.... Get out there NOW and find the white oaks flats in your area and you'll be on the deer again.... White oaks (which deer really love) are easy to spot by the rounded leaf tips verses the red oak (which deer find bitter) with pointed leaf tips... plus you'll know when your on a white oak stand of trees by the leaves on the ground being all disturbed from the deer feeding like crazy on the them... Good Luck
ACORNS - Everything you need to know for deer hunting
It's no surprise that in autumn, deer frequent corn fields, rolling green meadows of alfalfa, old abandoned orchards and the occasional neighbors garden. Every few years, however, some deer hunters complain about the Game Commission, the neighbor shooting too many does, or that it "must of been a hard winter" cause they just ain't seeing any deer. Well the reason could be just beneath your toes!
Leonard Lee Rue III in his excellent book The Deer of North America remarked that he gauged the acorn crop with his size 11 boots. If he put his foot down and covered nine acorns, it was a good crop. If he put his foot down and covered a dozen - it was an excellent crop. Well I tried that here in the Northeastern section of Connecticut and counted 10 acorns on average. And since the acorns are still dropping like mad, I guess its safe to say that we're having an excellent crop this season and that Len was probably not too far off with his measurement.
Edited by Drop Tine, 09/17/13 - 05:11 AM.