There is no doubt in my mind that creating clear cuts enhances deer habitat for several years after. I have seen something as small a large tree dying and creating an opening in which saplings grew up become a deer magnet in one of my favorite old haunts. But also controlled logging will do the same thing on a larger scale. One of my hunting spots was logged and the following year the fawn drop was at least double. The herd grew and there were more bucks using the area. And this without planting anything to help them along. Good luck with your venture. Will you do this your self or bring in professional logging equipment?