This is a good time to go scouting if you hunt in deciduous or mixed forests. You can see the same terrain that you can see during mid October to mid November. The leaves will be off and the shooting points and kill zones will be similar to elk and deer season. Perhaps the elk or deer will still be on their winter range but if you know what kinds of habitat they will need in late Fall or early winter it is not a big deal. You can pick out a half dozen places and then refine them later in the year. Of course this means you actually have to get up and go outside and walk around a little.