KB - thanks for the update re Microlon. I might just keep the little bottle as a momento?
LOL re People's Republic of California. San Diego used to be more conservative - still is in the North County and certain inland areas- but - up by where I grew up - North Northern California - it's completely different. Thought about trying to draw an Antelope tag around Redding (maybe for north of there) - aas in Redding is where there is a guy with a liquor store who has about 6 very nice Antelope mounts and he told me that if you can find out which is the "hot" area (where the critters have been hanging out) - and draw a tag for it - you can have some pretty good luck - and that's where a long shot might be needed.
There are also some Elk up there - around Mt. Shasta - but I would probably opt to try and draw an Elk tag around Central or NE Oregon - where some big Ricky Mountain Elk hang out - or even my old home town of Klamath Falls, (20 miles from the Cal Border). An old AF Academy buddy of mine said he would fly us around in his plane trying to spot where the Elk herds around Klamath are hanging out.
I also have a good buddy who is a member of the Klamath Indian tribe - and he could take me hunting on the reservaton. These days - he mostly just goose hunts (Canadian Honkers being his favorite - he leaves about 100 decoys out in his hunting field - except for when a big snowstorm is blowing in and he hustles out with his trailer to pick them up) - but there was a time when he could really find out where the big Mulies were hanging out. There are a few Whitetails around too - but those guys - are pretty wary, much like the few remaining Trophy size Mulies are.
Over the hill - in/around Ashland - they have some smaller deer - the Blacktail - and one of my buddies shot a trophy rack for that size deer. Cute little guys.
We're having out 50th hs class reunion next year in Klamath - so may put some of these long delayed possibles into action - or firm them up some