Thanks everyone for the input. Lots of good info here. I was'nt able to make the deal I wanted on the sig but ran across a .280 in a 77 mark 11 that I could'nt pass up. If it performs I plan on carring it to Co. in October.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...