Hiker, you're right about the cats. The photos were taken about 15 miles south of Craig and that area is noted for the high population of cats. I know several folks with dogs and they hunt that area. Hope they're out this winter and knock them back a bit.
Redrider the bucks are nice, however that area does not seem to produce heavy beamed antlers. Something in the genetics I'm sure. They always appear more "delicate" to me, even when they're nice and wide or tall.
One of the most important pieces of equipment that you will take hunting is a good quality pair of optics and they take some care to give you the performance that you want. So here are a few tips.
Use some alcohol and cheese cloth to clean the lenses. I will usually pick up an extra cleaning kit from my optician when I have my eyes examined.
Don't touch the lens with your fingers. If there is a stick or a bug on them blow it off.
Use the lens covers. They are there...