1. Go for the Green
When snow gets deep, bucks congregate in the relatively few thickets remaining after deciduous leaves fall. That makes those whitetails a little easier to find. But the real key is green browse. Thickets dotted with honeysuckle, galax, and certain species of rhododendron, mountain laurel, and greenbrier provide whitetails with protective cover and late-season food sources when nothing else is available. If you don't know where they exist on your property, speed-scout the edges of your thickest cover at midday, using binoculars to locate green browse as well as any sign of deer activity.