I arrowed the bear at 22 yards, it ran into thick bush and I left it overnight as it was getting dark. Next day found the bedding area and drag marks. 2 days later located some bits and pieces and huge fresh scat.
I believe this big bugger took him.
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...