This is a tuff thing to answer to, most people love their dog! At least most people I'd want to know. It could well be that your pup will work out fine for you and I really hope it does. But if it doesn't, don't be disappointed in the dog. He's just not been bred for it.
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...