Shot my doe for the year last Sunday. Killed a lot of deer over my lifetime. Seen a lot of hides and hair coats. This doe was a fly tiers dream. One of the thickest and heaviest hides I have ever handled. Every station a tier selects hair from was excellent. The hair was "set" very well, she skinned with not a lot of loose hair as is sometimes the case. A person never knows until you know but deer hair coats are one way I interpret how a winter might go, like some people look at woolly worms. I am in Iowa, central Eastern. We have had successive winter storms with one today and a biggy predicted for Tuesday. A lot of ice with snow on top. Making difficult foraging already. They have started on my evergreens (pines and arborvitae) and don't usually do that till mid-January or later. Deer have been moving earlier and staying out feeding well into morning. I, because of the lay of my land, can see several hundreds of acres of pasture, corn and soybean fields at any given moment in time. They are everywhere, spooky because shotgun season is occurring but they continue to feed during abnormal daylight hours for them. The doe I shot had more than ample quantities of prepelvic fat and the tallow amount was higher than normal. Have you folks noticed this in dressing your deer? If so how far South have you seen it for my own curiosity.