We finally had a new plan drawn up for the timber management part of our property. Long story short, we're due for some cutting to clear some of the "trash" trees so the more valuable timber has a chance to grow without as much competition.

I seem to recall from past reading that such cutting can be beneficial to the deer. Am I right?

The property has been divided up into zones, each zone being between 5 and 10 acres. One-third of these zones will be cut this year, followed by another 1/3 in ten years, and again ten years later. The cutting won't exactly be a clear cut, but it's not going to be pretty. Lots of junk to clear out.

I'm pretty much trying to refresh my memory on this type of cutting and its impact on deer and simultaneously calm myself down after giving the go ahead for this to happen while knowing that some of my current stands are in the areas set to be cut at some point.

Opinions?