I have read that even though the harvest was up last year PGC claims the herd grew by 20% statewide. I dont know but, thats what I heard. I hunted a new area this year and the part in the article about the deer not being in thier traditional areas makes sense to me. I saw 3 bucks on opening day (all too small for the new antler restrictions) but, the other 2 guys hunting on the same property (have hunted it in excess of 10 years each) didn't see any bucks. They just didn't go to the traditional hot spots. I had an advantage of scouting on the day before the opener and found good buck sign and hunted there. Out of the way of the other hunters.
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...