Winter can be very difficult for whitetail deer. When snow is deep, as it is this winter, food becomes harder and harder to find. Whitetails spend their days split between finding woody browse and staying warm. With deep snow making it difficult to run, predators can also become more of a problem–keeping a wary eye becomes paramount. Whitetail does and fawns stick together in late winter, keeping close to wooded copses that provide windbreaks and food. These groups also help break trails in deep snow and more eyes watching make it more difficult for predators to catch them unawares. Cold and hungry they make it through one day at a time, hoping spring is right around the next corner.
Music: “Lost Frontier” by Kevin MacLeod