Never hunted that area, but have a friend in Richfield who knows it well.
If I ever get "a round tuit", I might go out there and let him guide me.
Lions - It always seems like our fish/game management people are a few steps behind what's really happening, doesn't it?
They are supposed to be applying the latest biological and scientific data to the situation, but what they do is almost always a reaction after the situation gets bad.
Sorry you didn't get your buck, but it sounds like you made up your mind and stuck with it.
Better luck next time.