A buddy and I are debating to apply for the early season high country rifle hunt in unit 43 this year. It looks like the last couple years it has taken 8 pts to draw and we have 8 pts. We like the idea of a high country deer hunt for hopes of lower hunting pressure but also with us both being from the flat land ( Minnesota and Ohio ) we would like to go early season to avoid conflict with our whitetail hunts.

So my question is should we use our points this year on 43 or is it better to hold out for high country tags in either 82 (82, 86, 861) or 74 (72, 73) which both look like will need 10 pts?