You pegged it. Acorns.
We had deer in our yard, (apples, peaches, pears, clover) every day, at all times. Some nice bucks too.... until the acorns started falling. Now the deer are scattered all over the mountains.
There are acorns everywhere. This will affect the early seasons.
I'm putting the finishing touches on my box-blind which will come in handy when it get cold and blustery. I'm building it now while I'm able, for when I'm too old to climb the mountain anymore.
"I am old, sick, and tired of living. If you feel the need to mess with me, go right ahead." My Uncle, with his hand on his pistol, talking to a troublemaker. 2-13-1935 -- 2-1-2013