Researching through GoHunt, I came upon Unit 80/83, which is a limited draw unit with a ~40% chance of drawing with 0 points. I like the sound of a limited draw unit with a reasonable chance of drawing in a reasonable amount of time. I would most likely do a week long DIY bow hunt in September (if I drew) on public land (unless I was able to stumble upon private land somehow). I am in my early 30’s, in good physical shape, and am confident out to 70 yards with my bow.
I understand that these units are not notoriously the trophy caliber units in the state, but I am looking for a good experience and if I was able to have an encounter with a mule deer in the ~140” range, I would be more than thrilled
Has anyone ever mule deer hunted in Unit 80/83? Any information on terrain, public access, equipment suggestions, general advice, etc would be greatly appreciated! Also, if anyone thinks bow hunting this unit is nuts or if you think a general region tag would be a better approach, feel free to say so