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Well-hidden whitetails: Here are three types of cover that hold late-season deer

Geothermal cover is the key to finding deer during December. This might include cattails, a brushy creek bottom, or often, a stand of conifers. Not only do pine trees absorb sunlight well, they block the wind. (Contributed photo)
The bulk of the bow deer season is in the rearview mirror. General rifle and shotgun seasons are over, as well. This leaves a bit of muzzleloader season and the final weeks of the archery season to fill your tag. Without a well-managed property and a curated deer buffet to work with, this is no easy task. It is doable, however. While much of the typical late-season focus is on food sources, a better bet for getting close to a daylight mover is often to focus on certain types of bedding cover.
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