Check out the latest edition of the "Record Book for Oregon" at your local sporting goods shop. They currently list 3 catagories for blacktail deer in Oregon. They are Columbian, Cascade, and Western. Shown in the text are the various boundarys for each and an extensive records listing for each in Rifle, Blackpowder and Archery...plus shed and velvet entrys...both typical and nontypical.
There are a lot of great stories and photos. The latest book out is the 3rd edition.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...