As he stepped out of the creek, he turned & walked straight up the hill towards me, giving me a nice clean shot at 35 yards, right into the top of his head. He finally stopped & turned his head a little to his left, giving me what proved to be an instant killing shot at what later measured out to be 30 feet.
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...