It s the same here. Over 500 pounds of apples out at my buds stands, beet tops , chard you name it and not even a doe or a track anywhereSo after lugging food all winter to deer, planting another food plot which I said I would not do, I had deer up until April then gone. Had trail cams out during the summer, nothing. The strange thing is even no bears to speak off. I have my best site baited now for 5 weeks which there is no deer, no bears, birds, etc. I find this very very odd with feeding them through the winter and all, putting in a food plot. I am hearing the same from many in my area. It seems to be weird. I have hunted close to 5 weeks now, dismal. Its been a banner year for wild apples. Too much food? What are people seeing?
But five watch me every day in the garden as they did all summer. Those normally vanish by now but not this year
Also none at my honey crisp trees in the yard which are full of apples and normally they are here this time of year daily eating them
IMO too warm at least here and they are still in their summer ranges and food everywhere still so they don't have to go to food plots or bait piles
I checked my book and I put the straw last year on my garlic Oct 28th the day after the first snow for comparison