Considering putting my son in for area 120 Deer for this fall with his 2 points or recommend area 118? Research says 60% public on 120 but says access is poor and gives a rating of a C. Does anyone know if there is access to public or if you have to go through private to get to it? Better success odds on area 120 over 118. Area 118 moderate terrain to 120 rough.

Is the hunt not to hard for a 14 year old and would he have a chance at a nice 160 buck during the rut?

Any pointers would be appreciated. With gas so high might not have a chance to do much scouting unless we do an antelope hunt up that way in 80 which might give us a day or two to scout.