Seriously, winter here means rain and lots of it. On those cold, rainy days I have noticed that hogs will move off and on all day long with big boars moving way earlier in the evening than usual.
They will also bed down in more open cover and not way back in the thickest of the thick as they usually do. They will still visit their wallow holes even when frozen over they will root it up to break the ice and wallow away, dont know why but that they just do.
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...