Hi, just saw you message I am a guide for Trapper Mikes outfitting In Northern Manitoba Canada. They have been around many years and have well established baits and large bears hitting. You can call Anne Snihoor at 204-677-3563 to ask her some details. If you want some photo's of bears I have guided one was 6"11" not bad at all send me your email address I'm at bcmurphy @mts.net.
There are many other well respected outfitters in Manitoba also just search Manitoba black bear on the internet.
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...