Archery hunters might have a slightly different mindset but from my rifle hunt last year I know hunters that passed on some really nice bucks that they should have shot because they thought that a 170+ was just around the corner. I guess they didn't pay attention to the long briefing; a trophy is a mature buck, 5 1/2 years or older. If I remember right, the average deer in this class is in the low 150s. Despite the game fence, this is old school brush country without the supplement feed and food plots. Reminds me of South Texas hunting as a kid in the '60s before even corn feeders became the norm. There are food plots on the map but those are where they simply drag a disk without planting anything. Sure a dude killed a 176 or so with a crossbow, but those are the few unique animals on the place. I also ran across a fellow that spent time getting a picture of an extremely large 10, mid 160s, within minutes of sitting down in the brush on the first day. He thought, this is the Chap, I'll see what's bigger. Well the "Chap happens" and he never saw another deer with horns. Just offering this to keep your once in a lifetime hunt and expectations in perspective.
I hunted the "Baldy", the extreme NW pasture by myself on the last rifle hunt. It is an 680 game fenced pasture to itself. Very thick brush but every road and large trail had evidence of a hunter having been on it. The deer responded to that pressure as well. I killed a very large 8 that was 7 1/2 years old and it was the only opportunity I had on the hunt.