Good question. I'm sitting on 5 pts and was planning on putting in this year. I have hunted a unit twice already. UT I'm not sure now with such a hard winter if I should wait. Try for a harder unit and go with plan B if I don't draw. I guess I should make a phone call to the biologist.
Depends upon the region you are talking about. As mentioned above, farther west there was likely some winterkill. The snow depths weren't too bad in isolated spots elsewhere. Should be some whopper bucks harvested this year in localized areas that have had good fawn crops and moisture the past 3+ years.