Originally Posted by royinidaho
Narrowing the focus question.
Do you want to shoot a mule deer or,
Do you what to hunt a specific area?
It makes a difference.
Also, I figure you are looking at a DIY hunt.
Yes, it would be a DIY hunt for mule deer. I'm looking at area 43 but will apply for controlled hunts 44-1 and maybe 39-1. I realize there is slim chance of being drawn, only 22 nons drawn for 44.
My thought was to leave from FS roads and follow a pack trail several miles in and hunt high in the basins. I'll carry a lightweight camp and set up if I find game, and hunt that area. I hope that going in 4-5 miles will hopefully allow some hunting without a lot of "company". As of right now I'm solo.
I realize this will be a low probability hunt, and I'm willing to hunt hard and accept the outcome. Being well into middle age, I want to do this while I still can.
I would just hate to go to the expense and effort and waste time hunting an area devoid of deer.