Well here in western Idaho the blues are where you find them mostly in the high pine ridges. The ruffs are usually in the creek bottoms and no dogs are really needed. Just drive along and watch for a spring then hop out and take a walk, most times you will jump a few right along the road. Both seem to like the road in the early morning and late afternoon .they come out to pick up gravel I think
Now chuker you better have you hiking boots on because they will out run you up hill with no problem. We always hunt down hill to a pick up point. I have to say chuker rank right up there with grouse on the eatin scale
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.