We had trail camera pictures of deer moving through that area at night but never.
Hinge Cutting. Open woodlots, with little if any understory is not a secure habitat for deer to bed and spend time. Hunters are not the only predators that deer are concerned with. A chainsaw, the right tools and some planning transformed this woodlot into and ideal hinge cut bedding and safe zone. This is the kind of regrowth you get after a few years. Oct 05, Hinge cutting makes open areas thicker and creates feeding, bedding and cover for deer.
Hinge cutting also enables mast-producing trees to get more nutrients and water to produce more acorns and soft mast for the deer. To hinge cut non-valuable trees, we use a chainsaw and cut into the tree, but we don’t cut all the way through the tree.