5 year old buck +
This is a very simple and probably stupid question but ........What is everyone's experience on how the snow affects deer patterns and movement. On our property, the deer seem to do a lot less moving with snow on the ground. They rarely cross grassy or open areas. Our theory is similar to leaves dropping they change patterns. Once the snow is on the ground the deer move towards the larger hardwoods, pine and swamp areas. We tend to leave the swamp areas as sanctuaries but were thinking about putting stands right on the edge or in the swamps for years when we have snow cover? Any thoughts as to how the movements change once snow flies. Any areas to focus on as far as stand placement?