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.
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...