As spring approaches, you will find whitetails hanging out on the earliest areas to green up. These are usually on warm, southern exposures where whitetails will be munching on fresh green plant growth. New shoots almost always pop up first on south-facing slopes, as these areas get plenty of direct spring sunshine. Protected valleys and river bottoms will always green up before the higher areas overlooking them. These areas will concentrate deer for a few weeks until the rest of the area greens up.