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.
I am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...