Deer bed in different areas based on current conditions. For example deer often bed on south slopes in areas where the sun reaches ground level when its cold. Deer often prefer bedding on north or east facing slopes when the temperature are warmer than normal. Deer adjust to the conditions versus most humans that dress differently or adjust the thermostat and adjust the conditions. This time of year is a great time to scout and look for deer beds, trails, etc.
Deer prefer bedding in areas with cover that’s 0′-3′ above the ground. This is often in the form of native grasses, etc.
January 24, 2016