The seeing deer was amazing, the country was amazing. The finding big deer was just not happening. We talked with 12 of the 18 hunters going after deer and only three of us killed a buck. I ended up taking a small forky after a crazy fun and very long stalk with my dad. We almost doubled up on that stalk, which would have been tremendous, but only this deer gave us an open shot.
Biggest deer we saw was a 3X3 and he wasn't but 20 inches wide. So nothing like what family who have hunted there ten years ago were seeing. Ranger there said that was normal - that a 20 inch fork was a solid deer to take and not to pass up any 4x4 you come across as they were few and far between.
Also there were a lot of antelope hunters there at the same time, so while a fun hunt, and we never met another hunter who wasn't wonderful and polite, we did have several stalks blown by other hunters (most of them antelope hunters just trying to get somewhere to glass).
It was certainly a hunt I would do again, because it was just a blast to stalk deer every day and the scenery was flat out amazing. But if you are looking for a trophy hunt draw - look somewhere else. Those muleys are just not grown up enough yet.
edit - I realized the dates I was looking at in October were for the muzzleloader hunt, not rifle. thanks.