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#5424791 - 11/16/14 06:55 PM Cutting timber
Jacob645 Offline


Registered: 07/19/09
Posts: 1415
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX
We have a feeling that our landowner is going to be cutting timber soon. How does this affect the hunting? Better or worse?

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#5424803 - 11/16/14 07:02 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
dlrz71 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/07
Posts: 8966
Loc: Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
All depends on the deer.

My dad has told me before when they had cleared lanes or roads at a job sight that the deer would almost be in the fresh clearing before they could blink an eye.
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#5424814 - 11/16/14 07:08 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: dlrz71]
mustanger Offline
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Registered: 06/24/14
Posts: 59
That's my experience too. The daggone deer love the logging roads and the brush that grows in cut over land is great browse for them.

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#5424825 - 11/16/14 07:13 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: mustanger]
mustanger Offline
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As a matter of fact, I see a lot of deer when I'm cutting fire wood. They are pretty tolerant of logging operations and people working in the woods. I live pretty close to a place with a lot of moto-cross type trails in it and the deer have gotten used to the sound of mc activity during the week-ends. Makes for more sightings when I'm tooling around on the four wheeler. People that hunt on the place drive pretty close to their stands with four-wheelers and it doesn't seem to bother them. My neighbor just had his timber cut and he has more deer now than anyone else.

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#5424829 - 11/16/14 07:17 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
Creekrunner Offline
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
When we cut ours years ago in San Augustine the neighbors told us we did it wrong...right before they asked if they could hunt it.
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#5424882 - 11/16/14 07:37 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
We can crank up the chainsaw and the deer come to see what has happened later that same afternoon.
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#5425060 - 11/16/14 08:27 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
krazy kris Offline
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Registered: 11/25/11
Posts: 183
Loc: Azle, TX
I have alot of cedars at my place and something about the fresh cut cedars turn the bucks on

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#5425096 - 11/16/14 08:39 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: krazy kris]
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Loc: Dallas, Tx.
Originally Posted By: krazy kris
I have alot of cedars at my place and something about the fresh cut cedars turn the bucks on

Your deer have fetish issues

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#5425153 - 11/16/14 08:57 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
JRJ6 Offline
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Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 3899
Loc: Dallas, TX
The lease I was on last year, the owners did the same thing. The deer population on our lease decreased significantly. I am sure there are others with different outcomes, but that was mine

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#5425276 - 11/16/14 09:43 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
rifleman Online   crying
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43790
Loc: Kingwood
1st year is rough since their cover is taken away, the years following are fun if you can stretch out a rifle. If they spray it you're in trouble. Deer won't have the first reason to be there other than feeding along a SMZ or they took a wrong turn if it's sprayed.

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#5425313 - 11/16/14 10:04 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Originally Posted By: Jacob645
We have a feeling that our landowner is going to be cutting timber soon. How does this affect the hunting? Better or worse?
If they do it during the season it will suck. After they clearcut and are out of there it could turn into a deer haven, with sunlight hitting the ground, fresh browse and forbs. And equally important, you can see. Any type of heavy machinery, trucks, noise, etc. while you're hunting, is no good.
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#5425320 - 11/16/14 10:07 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: krazy kris]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Originally Posted By: krazy kris
I have alot of cedars at my place and something about the fresh cut cedars turn the bucks on
Same here. But east Texas deer are difficult to see as it is. Very spooky. You get a full blown logging operation going on and the neighbors should have a great season.
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#5425347 - 11/16/14 10:17 PM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
Enter Standman Offline
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Registered: 10/09/10
Posts: 2864
Loc: Mount Pleasant, TX
We were logged just before last season. I didn't see one deer all season. This season the deer are everywhere....and fat, fat, fat.

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#5425535 - 11/17/14 03:28 AM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
Seadog Offline
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Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 13451
Loc: East Texas
During my last season at my old lease, the logging company clear cut a section across the lease road from my stands in December and for the last 2 weeks of my season,(had to go to work offshore), I didn't even see a squirrel at my feeder!!!
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#5425671 - 11/17/14 07:53 AM Re: Cutting timber [Re: Jacob645]
rifleman Online   crying
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43790
Loc: Kingwood
Now if there are no trees left then why would you expect to see a squirrel? This whole time I thought you were down there deer hunting in CB, but nooooooo, you were trying to pull a squirrel out of a hat.

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