I have hunted 55 for nearly 20 years and the Quanity of Deer overall is down but there still is Quality! 5 years ago you passed up 170-180 class animals. There still some pigs running around and getting to be more. I suspect in 3-4 years it will be back minus another killer blizzard! As far as crowds go, 95% are gone by Tuesday Morning! Why people come so far and spend so much money only to leave so soon!! If you are going 2nd Rifle, get a Bull tag or Cow tag because you will run into them while hunting for your Buck! When the pressure leaves ,the animals start to resume their natural patterns!!! There are 200 plus inch deer there!!! Good Luck!!!