Re: Reason for lack of deer
I believe my lack of deer seen is the result of the poor hard mast crop. My stands are in areas that deer bed near and move through. When acorns are falling they have everything they need on "my hillside", no acorns, and I have to catch them moving in and of bedding areas.
Although I did have someone that hunts the adjacent property tell me last week "There aren't many deer around this year. Normally I'd have 4 or 5 doe killed by now." And you don't see the correlation there?!? Gotta love unlimited OTC tags in SRA's. Small woodlot populations get decimated while overall urban populations remain high.
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