I'd simply like to congratulate you both on the fine prizes you have won! Of course, J.B. deserves an extra pat on the back and I am truly happy to see someone needing a new rifle for an upcoming hunt, actually win one. I must say though, it looks kind of strange to see your names now, without checking that BIG number just underneath!!
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...