Lazy rosies just want to eat and lay around lol. I would hope their really plump, they got all that food in such a wet surroundings, pretty dry over here compared to the coast. And then they Rockys gotta work in the harsch winters.
I grew up hunting "Cascade Roosevelt" on the northwest side of Mt Rainier, then West-side.
Headed over the hill for Rocky Mtn for 20 years,I now am hunting Coastal Washington for "True Roosevelt" probably never go back, as I like the coast, and the fact that I find the elk in the same place every year, they do not move as much as RM.
Although the dense brush makes actually getting a shot more difficult.
competition with other hunters is lower, you have to get out of your truck and hunt.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...