I'll try and keep this short. About 15 years ago I bought 25 acres in Chenango County New York so that I have a place to chase Whitetails and eventually a summer home. The property consists of about 5 acres of old farm fields, a creek bottom covered in ash and alder, and a steep southern hillside with primarily beech and maple. Over the years I've taken several nice deer just above the creek. With retirement looming I have started planning for more aggressive improvements such as covering the open fields with sugar maple, oak, and walnut (figure my grandchildren can benefit from them). However a trip out to Utah, where I grew up, this summer completely changed all retirement plans. So, I have scrapped all major plans; but I am looking for suggestions on minor projects that will keep the deer interested and the property good for hunting. I figure it will now be 3-4 years before we head west (verses moving to the property next summer) so any and all suggestions will be appreciated. I will give more detailed information to help. Such as this past season a beaver family built a dam on the creek which has created a great deal of the nastiest swamp land I have ever seen. The deer don't seem to mind too much; but it is impossible for me to transit parts of the creek bottom without hip waders. This will make getting to tree stands or getting a deer out a big challenge starting this season. Thanks in advance.