To make the odds better that deer will be where you want them to be next November, keep winter food plots and supplemental feeding programs going until spring. Corn and minerals are helpful, but end up feeding coons, squirrels, and hogs, so healthy food plots of oats, rye grass, or other forage plants will help keep happy, healthy deer around.
On my property, it is difficult, to say the least to “feed” deer. Some of the products sold commercially as deer food are not eaten by anything, and deer don’t hit the corn feeders real hard. I have found a few products deer really do like, but so do the hogs, coons, and squirrels. Every now and then, however, I see proof that the deer do get at least a portion of the food, and that is what keeps me putting it out.