Lot of wilderness, but there's enough other National Forest there that you wouldn't have to be commited to a wilderness hunt. Very little pressure. You'll like it if you drew. But you mentioned that you thought you drew it on a 4th choice. That tag hasn't gotten past 2nd choice in the past.
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...