Saw lots of deer, and I mean lots! The quality was as bad as the numbers were good. The number of hunters was higher than I expected but the areas we hunted were not pressured due to difficult (physical) access. I was disappointed to see so much hunting from vehicles and ATV's on remote public and private land. We passed on many average and smaller bucks. I doubt I go back to region M for deer inspite of seeing so many trophies during summer scouting. Those trophies were missing from the population when the season started, though the average and smaller bucks were all still there. Not sure what the explanation is for that, as it is not my experience in other units except those ares did not have an elk season that started prior to deer season. I would not recommend anyone hunt region M without a good GPS with private/public land boundaries loaded. It prevents a lot of potential issues.