Yes, the south island is in new zealand. Hearing the stags roar is quite an experience. I never had him scored but I tried to do it and it is about 343, give or take, 23 points, 14 on the right, 9 on the left. The left was damaged at some point early on but is still a good trophy.
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...