My trip to Vermont for the 2011 rifle opener. Mix of shots including my Dad's 8 point, a family friend's 4 point, a nice 6 point, and other shot of my stand, the checkin tradition, and our family tradition of butchering and cooking the deer!
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...