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Old 01-23-2020, 02:17 PM   #1
BowCrazy
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Default Harvested timber?

We've got 5k acres between Marshall and Karnak and it's a timber ranch, no cattle just timber. They cut some pine and hardwood logging about 1/2 the land. We also had a pipeline removed because of asbestos that ran the length of the place.

With all this activity and change we've seen fewer deer and hogs. In y'alls experience will they come back and how long will it take for them to readjust to the changes.

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Old 01-23-2020, 02:18 PM   #2
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They haven’t left, just being more secretive due to all the activity.
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:52 PM   #3
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All that roughed up ground is going explode in great brows, the deer will be there when it does
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Old 01-23-2020, 02:58 PM   #4
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Great thing about clear land is you can find the trails they use, a lot easier....find the ones that are going to the thick cover. They there. Most activity in that cleared area will be at night since it is now open. Use this opportunity to your advantage to see things you may have never been able to recognize/see before.
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:06 PM   #5
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No worries. The deer will eat the new browse. It won’t take long for the brush to grow up enough to make deer feel comfortable bedding in it also.
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:42 PM   #6
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I like hunting clear cuts no problem from my experience

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Old 01-23-2020, 10:38 PM   #7
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No worries. The deer will eat the new browse. It won’t take long for the brush to grow up enough to make deer feel comfortable bedding in it also.
Agree, it will create some good habitat. Deer will be attracted to these areas.

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