I took my Daughter back there in 2012. Probably the most disappointing deer hunt I've ever had. We saw two legal bucks (both juvenile forks) over 6 days of hunting. Lucky to see a couple of does in a day. It was sad, because I knew the area so well, and it used to be loaded with deer.
On the last weekend of the Season, I moved over to a new area in that zone, and was able to see a lot more deer.
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Best of Luck, Jeff
My understanding is between the drought and lots of hungry lions..... deer herds really suffered. Year before last in the very north state I saw a fair number of deer, a couple of real nice bucks inside 30 yards for some time..... only had bear tags though..... that's how it goes.....