My hunting party has a habit of naming deer that have any interest to us, from bucks we have harvested to ones we see spotting they have even come so common to us that we refer to land location with them.
I never have other than naming them things like Big 8 or little 9 etc. So nothing too creative really. I do however hunt on a large land holding that the property owner names nearly all the bucks, it's under pretty intense management for older age class bucks. Thus there is a need to name the bucks to be able to inform all the hunters of which ones are of shooter age class.
Has anyone seen the commercial on the outdoor channel. This guy gives his buck names of things like Foot Doctor. Then he says to his wife he has to take his dad to see the Foot Doctor. It is a pretty funny commercial.
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...