We re-acquired a lease late this summer that we lost a couple years ago due to a poor relationship between the lease president and the landowners. We always fed year round before and always saw good numbers of deer every season. While we've had feeders going since early September, it hasn't been enough to get our deer sightings back to what it was.
What we found surprising is how it appears the hogs had their run of the place during the two years the lease sat idle. When we had feeders going, we hunted them for hogs during the off season as an attempt to control them. Looking back now, it seems obvious the hogs did just as well without them, and our off season hunting did keep them from "digging in" so to speak. We kept cameras at each feeder throughout the year and when they showed high levels of hog activity, lead poison (bullets) was applied.