There's lots of sugar maples around, not as much oak. There's about a 25 - 1 ratio of sugar maples to oaks. It seems like the deer tend to strip the young maples in our area before the moose can get to them.
There are far too many deer around here and it's been a hard winter on them. Our yard is deer wintering habitat so they're here pretty much all winter. I'm expecting to find a few more dead ones as the snow melts. The dogs have already found three dead deer so far this winter.