Great job! Now go get a weed eater and clean that place up.
No way man. Not my place. Hahahaha. Plus I think the critters find comfort in all the coverage. If anything. Gotta learn to overcome obstacles (including weeds).
I hunt on a friend's property. We've known each other for over 30 years, worked together, shared an office at one time, we trust each other. When he bought his property he moved and old house onto it, and I helped him with some early plumbing to make it inhabitable. I fire up his tractor and mow along the fence lines and some of the paths that pass for roadways in places. I always defer to his judgement on things relating to his property, of course, but one thing he told me early on was that I should "Treat the place as if I owned it!" Then he explained that he wanted me to deal with neighbors as if they were my neighbors, accost trespassers, and generally make decisions as I saw fit when he wasn't around. Basically I operate as his agent regarding the land.
Obviously everyone and place is different, but I don't hesitate to make what I consider to be improvements. I doubt that the landowner would complain if you cleared the weeds from around his feeder. If he did, just apologize and say you now have a better understanding of what he wants. This assumes that you'll have the opportunity to return and hunt again some time in the relatively near future. You'll probably make life easier for both of you.