I really wanted to hunt muzzleloader season in area 76 but don't have enough points, thats why I was considering area 49. I do have enough points to draw first rifle season in area 76. Do you think this is a better bet.
You need to go to more of a trophy unit for a reasonable chance at a 6 point. That's almost impossible when you kill 50% of the bulls each year (meaning nearly every legal bull). 49 is not a trophy managed unit, just a crowd controlled unit. 76 is more up your alley.
Access is the best for any unit in the state probably. There's basically only a tiny amount of private land, the rest is public. There's lots of wilderness, but there's plenty of standard national forest, even some trails that you can run ATVs on. If you can't find access in 76 you're really doing something wrong.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...