Idaho's seasons are posted. Deer opens a week ahead of elk thus its gonna be one morning to get a LR deer and months of attempting to get a cow.
Here's the deer area. Guaranteed a shot for the two of us. Nothing big, just a potential long shot. (Last season the kid missed at 110yds [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img])
With the georeferenced information now available, its possible to measure ranges with a gps receiver, and laptop and geographical information system (GIS) software and the proper data file. Then NRCS/FSA now has all counties of pretty much the entire northwest available. They are quite large. ~220MB is typical.
With a decent GPS, accuracy is, in my experience about 1.5 feet which beats any LRF and distance is unlimited with the GIS. I use MapInfo.
The image shows the spots were we scouted shootable bucks prior to last season. Opening morning though, nothing worked out. Its an open hunt and the locals hit it pretty hard, though there where only 6 hunters on the hill with one guy walking with his two pre-hunting age kids. Thus the 110 yd shot at bambi's little brother......
Point A is lower than Point B and all shots from it to the north and east are pretty much flat. From point B to the north its pretty much level also. To the south and southeast the multiplier is about 0.94
If there are some that carry a 100# bench and a Russian range finder, heck, a decent battery, laptop, gps and a hood to be able to see the screen wouldn't be all that bad.
The objective this year is for both out us to spend the night at Point B and shoot the sucker out of the bed roll. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]