the whole idea of proper deer mangement is a great idea....but i dont support of the changing the antler requirement. my first (and only one so far) deer in 15 years was a very beautiful 112 # spike horn, size of the animal didnt make a differance, it was the whole expierence ..
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...