wytex any experience with deer in 78?
You'll find mixed reviews on 78. I have not hunted in there but see what comes out of it at our taxidermist shop. Some really nice bucks in there, but not tons.
Lots of locals that get that tag just kind of meat hunt which is weird. Lots of road hunters too.
The nicer bucks seem to move down along the river on the west side with some snow, you can access part of that through BLM.
Good part of that area is better elk habitat, timbered, but you'll find nice areas that deer prefer.
We have elk hunted on the more eastern part, jump a few deer and some bucks, nothing ever big though. Lots of old clearcuts to check out though, varying aged from dog hair small trees to not grown back in yet and open. Deadfall will be everywhere as well in the timber.
It does have tons of access.