Just got back from Montague. Only saw one deer. One Boar. One Sow with cub. Lots of birds. Expected to see more debris than usual because of the tsunami, but it was the usual amount of stuff. Very little snow, very few fresh tracks. Another party that usually does well only saw 3 deer.
Over the years it seems as if the level of snow plays a huge role in the amount of deer we see. More snow = More deer. So maybe we didn't see deer because they all died in last years massive snow fall, or maybe it was just because there was no snow to speak of yet. Hope to get out one more time when the snow arrives. It might be good to let the does walk this year... time will tell.