I will add that even if you do not have a bagged animal, stop at a check station!
A couple of years ago my buddy thought he did not have to stop since he had no animal. Well they sure thought he was hiding something and tore through his gear with a fine tooth comb just to make a point I think
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...