I'm looking forward to the full return of the foliage. Spring is definitely in full swing right now. The trees were all budding weeks ago, and the undergrowth is really starting to take shape. It is at this time of the year that you can almost notice a daily transformation of the woods.
I love this time of year, because the deer seem to reach a new comfort zone. They feel more protected in wooded areas with lots of foliage to conceal their presence. Much more comfortable than when the woods was wide open and you could see long distances. These more relaxed deer tend to linger longer, and I always end up with a lot more pictures of deer and other game animals.
On the downside, most bucks have dropped their racks. You may still see an occasional buck that is slow to drop, but the excitement factor of hoping to see the big rack is gone. I start awaiting the first signs of antler growth, and look forward to watching the development of those racks into what hopefully becomes that shooter buck.
So this is a great time of the year to get your mineral blocks out to help that antler growth.