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.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...