I'll get out there late Wednesday night. Have a hunter ed class to teach first, but I should have all of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and most of Sunday to hunt. Gonna go high, given the heat and water issues, but am a little uncertain of the water availability. Going to have to be flexible. Not muzzy hunting though just bowhunting. Also have 3 days that I can take at the end of archery season if need be, but let's hope I whack something this weekend instead (do have a bear tag to use too).
Family and I are headed out Friday to unit 12/23 but have ML elk not deer tags. Only deer tag will be my son's but his is an archery tag. He got a bit of buck fever this year and missed a nice 3x3 but still has time to fill the bow tag. Good luck and hope to see some photos after the hunt.
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...