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.
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...