Depends on when and where you hunt and how much fear of humans the deer have in the area you hunt.I have seen bolth Wt and Md bucks act like retarded sheep during the rut in an area where you couldnt get near them pre-rut.I would say hunting Wt in thick cover is more difficult than hunting Md in open country but some of the hardest deer to hunt I have ever seen are the Wt that live on the open prarie here in MT.There are areas i hunt here where the Md bucks never leave the thick stands of timber on steep hillsides and it makes them almost impossible to locate,nevermind getting a shot at one.
Good helpful information! I've been told the blacktails can be harder only because of the smaller numbers and thick cover. In WA the blacktails are on the west side of the Cascade Mts. and the Wt and Md are on the east side.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...