This still from a trail cam shows a group of whitetail deer moving along a trail in deep snow. If the snow is deep Whitetail deer generally spend most of their wintering time under or near stands of coniferous trees as the thick canopy offers far greater weather protection and much less snow on the forest floor. At times however, they may have to travel single file through deep snow as they move from one sheltered or feeding area to another. Predation is another reason they are almost constantly on the move as this helps to keep them ahead of a trailing wolf pack or a prowling cougar. /LEON LORENZ