I always see does and their young when I'm out clearing snow in town. Seems like I only see deer in snowstorms now. I think they caught onto us living here is what really happened. Our first fall/winter they came through most evenings and slowly stopped coming since we moved in. On the bright side we have been seeing more wild turkeys around! Some two dozen came through our property a few weeks ago.They're smart . . . they know it's hunting season.