When I was at KU, I hunted out there several days a week. mainly waterfowl and deer. Several of the creek drainages on the west side of the reservoir have good habitat and I never had any problems finding deer. Also, I'd check out the area around the wetlands complex just west of the reservoir.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...