Wanted to get everyone's opinion on this. I have a couple units in mind that I'll try to draw this year with 1 point as a NR to do a solo backpack high country archery hunt.

With the season opening over labor day weekend can you give me an idea of the crowd conditions. Do most bowhunters aim to be out there opening day? I imagine its a popular weekend for hikers as well. I'm sure this varies with the popularity of the unit for either hiking or hunting. I'm trying to draw a unit that gave out less than 75 permits last year.

I'm just unsure that should I draw if I should aim to be out there opening day vs fly out the 2nd saturday of the season.