Well a friend of mine was at work when a man showed up and said that he had just shot his first deer ever. So she looked out a window to see the man had a Calf straped to the roof of his car. He shoot a cow thinking it was a deer.
About 10 years ago. I got permision to hunt a new piece of property. The guy that gave me permision failed to mention that there was a deer farm (exotics) on the property next door.
I was sent down into the bottom to drive the deer to him. I got into the thicket and saw all the White tails flag, I "bulled" my way through the rest of it and leveled out the gun on the heard. I spoted antlers on one of them and got a good aim (then it clicked) those antlers are black! I didn't shoot but man it was close!
The deer herd ran right next to the penned in area on the other side of the hedgerow and right next to the herd of exotics inside.
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...