by richard burton
I have lived in Winston County 45 years.I spent20 years hunting deer in Pickens on 500 acres that was a dear paradise ! I sold my interest in that land and now hunt exclusively on 200 acres that I own in Winston County, between Haleyville and Double Springs. My farm is a Treasured Forest! I have Worked diligently for the past 8 years improving my land to improve the deer herd.I allow only mature bucks to be harvested and a few does .I have a diverse property with many acres of white oak trees, some open fields, 40 acres of planted pine trees and about 60 acres in mixed hardwood and pine . I plant 10 acres each summer in corn ,soy beans,sunflower,lab-lab.I have about 10 acres in green fields.A small deer paradise. The problem is we have seen practicly no deer this season. No bucks(although plenty of rubs and scrapes), and very few doe sightings. Many of my friends have told me the same thing that live in Winston County. Could some one give me an opinon as to what has happened to the deer. Please answer to – firstname.lastname@example.org – . thanks.