When i was a young man I listened to the old timers and shied away from clear cuts for a couple years. Then I noticed a new cutover that had a shot ton of green growth busting out, so I decided to give it a shot. I have never looked back. Right after they cut it the damn deer will walk out through the middle of it like they still have cover. It's like they don't realize they are in the wide arse open. After a while they will stick the edges, but they are still coming to get the new growth
I learned my lesson the hard way. When I was about 14 the area my stand was in was clear cut and I begged my dad to move it. He tried to tell me to leave it, but being the expert magazine reader I was I knew that the deer wouldn't be out in the wide open after they cut it.
My uncle put a stand on the same damn tree I moved mine from and he and my cousin killed 3 deer each out of that stand the first year. The deer were eating the new growth while the brush tops were still smoldering.