Enough time has elapsed since the end of deer season that right now should be easiest time to find the deer's most regular travel routes in & around heavy cover with the leaf cover gone. It is a great time to find shed antlers and scout an area for turkeys too. If the weather permits, get out and see what you've been missing, or find that killer stand site that had been avoiding you when the leaves were out.
There is no better time to cut shooting lanes either. The trees and branches will be gone so long by the time archery season rolls around, the deer won't remember them being there in the first place.
A little work right now can equal success next fall.