Actually, it turned out not to be a doe at all... it was a spike with one antler broken off and about a 3" spike on the side I could not see.
I even glassed with 8x56 binos before the shot to make 100% sure it was a doe (we have a six point minimum on bucks) and just flat got fooled - and embarrassed, because I had to take it to camp to weigh and log it in...
I hated it, but what are you gonna do?
I sent the text from the tree before I walked over there.
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...