Gotta love this weather! One tactic that has worked well for me in late December is to use the cold weather and snow cover to my advantage. Instead of freezing to death in a stand over a corn field (which can be productive if you like freezing) try hunkering down in the protection of a river bottom. This does two things for the hunter:
1. Lower elevations such river bottoms, etc. can have good plant growth or at least some few green plants available and deer will browse these areas throughout the day.
2. The areas are also protected from the elements and provide comfort to both deer and hunter. During daylight hours, deer will feel safer and more apt to move around, offering shots not usually found.
Don’t forget though, when the barometer drops and the weather reminds us of winter…deer will generally begin bedding as close to prime feeding areas as possible, yarding up in large groups. Find those sights and you are in for a great hunt!
Get em…out there!