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.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...