We will be in 16e for archery elk and will help as much as possible after the hunt. Information has been really slow with no replies. What is the date of the hunt and will you be able to scout ahead of time. Is the deer hunt for the entire unit 16.
I have hunted 16D for archery elk for the past 5 years, except this year I drew 3rd choice 16E. I have always seen a few great deer in 16D during early September. I picked up a left over Archery deer tag for 16 this January and hunted a week and never saw a single deer. Anyway I usually see deer in Moraga Canyon in unit 16D. For deer you have all the 16 units together. I am not sure when those deer move out of there, but they have been there the past several years during Sept. I have always heard 16E holds deer, I will let you know what I see.
I have a system I use in Whitetail hunting during the rut that seems to work for me. When I make a mock scrape in the area I wish to hunt I will place a couple of 35mm
film canisters (film removed of course) in the scrape after I have cleared out all leaves and other debris. The film canisters are filled with cotton balls and saturated with doe in heat urine. This keeps the urine from soaking in the ground and can be refreshed on each trip if needed. I will also use the tarsal gland of the buck...