Does anyone have experience with unit 48? I have hunted an area a little bit for the last few years with no success. However next year I'm going in with a plan.
I'm working out 7 days a week doing interval training, long-distance running, hiking with a 75 lbs pack, and shooting my bow everyday. I will have all the gear needed for a week long backpack hunt. I will backpack into the area and setup a spike camp near the top on the opposite side the ridge where I plan on hunting. From there I will spend the days glassing the numerous avalanche shoots and basins in sight. Does this sound like an effective plan?
The area I plan on hunting is extremely big, steep, and rugged country. There are some great looking food sources, incredible cover, and plenty of water. However, the winter grounds are questionable. I don't know if they winter in unit 45 or simply drop down to the Sun Valley area and winter on the vast range of private land.
It seems to me that the area has phenomenal potential for trophy mule deer, but I have never seen anyone tackle this challenging country. Everyone thinks I'm crazy for wanting to attempt this plan. What are your thoughts and advise?