Now that the deer season is over I figured I would pick some of yalls brain. I tried hunting my fresh 20+ acre clearcut this season. My brother and I seen a total of 5 deer all season.... Did not get the nighttime pics either this year like we had gotten before the timber was cut. I knew losing all the oak trees was going to hurt. I thought the deer would look at the 20 plus acre clear cut like a new field.... WRONG! The deer seemed to have a hard time getting use to it. This coming season will be more of the same I am afraid, cause the NC forestry service is going to burn it down this October. Wont be much in the way of vegetation or cover when they are done.
I do have 2 small 1 acre fields in the middle of the clearcut that will have soybeans but they are a good 150 yards from the nearest mature woodline.
Any thoughts on what I can expect this year?