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
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...