Got camp set up and headed out around 12 pm. Hiked up the main bottom trail. saw over 40 does, two small mulie bucks and one masher whitetail. Hiked according to my phone 10 miles. Early to bed, up and at them in am.
Day 2 and 3-
Lots of hiking. Over 10 miles a day. Yesterday I saw a great drop tine muley buck and put myself in good position right where he was headed but he didnt come within 100 yards. Today I saw two small but legal mule deer bucks and a small whitetail buck. I'm seeing well over 50 does a day so I think I'll start seeing more bucks. Some pictures:
Breakfast of champions. Left over turkey
Probably a decent buck this year.
Next years buck.
Love this country.
11 more days to get it done. Tommorrow I'm going to do a difficult hike to get up high and glass. Cover less ground and move slower. This open country is tuff!
Git’r Done Billy! Keep us posted on how things are going. I’ll be breaking out the bow tomorrow for some local late season archery for a mighty wapiti. I love that area you are hunting. It’s absolutely gorgeous and so relaxing to be out there.
Billy, I had most of my success in that country by hiking-in in the dark, walking less & watching more. I'd try to "put a buck to bed" in the morning/after noon and spend my "moving" time trying to put a sneak on him. In any event, you're having fun & when the opportunity presents itself, may your arrow fly true.