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Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Warren, Pa - Clarion Co. Camp
We basically clear-cut our 60 acres in 2012. The first few years were okay...we killed deer aplenty. Travel patterns changed but not much....they still come/go from/to the same places, but take different routes than before due to logs/tops/etc. The last couple years have been better and better as the briars and saplings are thinning. Deer have tunnels in the briars. Hunting can be tough....we have to drive deer to move them in rifle season usually and almost all hunting has to be done from tree stands just to see and shoot. I suspect it's just going to keep getting better for the next 10 years or so before it's thin enough to hunt from the ground effectively. Right now it's kind of like a giant bedding area. Strategic stand placement is key.
You really under estimated the ramifications of the boondoggle you have just perpetrated!