I went out this week, hiked for miles upon miles and saw easily 40+ Does. only one buck, a Poached 2 point mulie in a 3 point min GMU. i was IRATE! I have passed up ducks and deer before because i wasn't absolutlely positive that they were legal, can't stand seeing a perfectly good animal left out in the woods to rot because some jerk got trigger happy and wasn't willing to pack it out (at risk of steep penalties of course). Just can't stand to see hundred+ hunters in an area having a good time, keeping it legal, and then you see that one hunter just couldn't contain himself.
Any other weekend hunters have any luck? I'd like to go back out this weekend but i'm thinking about staying on the westside and look for Black tail, any tips on locations?
PS: First time poster here, great forum guys- good conversations and i can tell we're talking to some strong ethical hunters.
I should add to this... after rereading it makes it sound like i'm only out for the deer on these trips ;-) i think most hunters would agree that an opportunity to spend 3 days doing nothing but hiking in the wilderness and continually sneaking up on any deer, campfires, tents, nighttime BS'ing with guys you only see a couple times a year a really good time. all in all, i love deer hunting and will always go back even if i never got a buck in my life, lol...