I know this is and old post but I just got back from 16E
I just finished a muzzleloader hunt on the 18th of Oct in 16E. I shot a small 6x6 but pretty nice. I went unguided and it was the second time I drew out on that hunt the first time my buddy shot a 5X5. Its a heavy hunted area by outfitters and there are some monster bulls. We saw a large 7X7 and 6x6 opening morning but couldn't get close. The pelona mountains are in the middle of 16E and they are really rough so if your not in shape I recommend some conditioning prior to arriving or going guided on horse back. If you have other questions please let me know. Good luck, Joe
As the allure of hunting big whitetails becomes more and more a passion for many, we are finding that the recent (historically speaking) popularity of hunting deer from a tree stand is becoming the way to do it. I'll make no statement either for or against that technique here. This will be simply an essay on what I feel are some outstanding rifles for tree stand use.
Before we go even one more step, let's all remember that safety is first and foremost for anyone wanting to hunt...