nice lizard though. I thought it was going to something big out in the grass.
Here in the south a new burn is just like a food plot, but out west I found out its very different. One thing I have noticed is if their is cactus in the burn, the deer seem to be in there feeding on it (these are burns that are very recent, lie the same year recent).
The thing that is hard for me is determining how old the burn is if I have never been there before. With the arid climate out West, it takes forever for a burn to recover it seems, but you look hard enough and you will see new life steaming out of the ground.
I hunted the Black Hills NF, SD last Spring for turkey. That burn they had in 2000 (Jasper Fire) was devastating and erradicated the area of turkey, but the deer and elk that moved in is crazy. I was nothing to see over 200 whitetail in one day, backpacking and not riding the roads.
We have three year rotating controlled burns here. The animals love it. Like everyone says when the new growth starts to come up they are all in the burned areas.