Haha I know it sounds crazy! I have never hunted an area where it’s basically hunting thick timber and very little ability to glass. I guess it was just shell shock since I’m used to hunting high open country with broken timber. I appreciate the reply’s though!
Yes. It is a good problem to have. Although that doesn't make it any less frustrating.Sounds like a good problem to have. An area like this is I bet what most adventure based hunters (myself included) want to find. The suffering is part of the process.
But, speaking to your original question, what discourages me the most in an area is human presence. Hikers, hunters, bikers, whatever..
That’s how I found it Was glassing from 3 miles away. It’s a long haul to try and drop down and climb back up to where the deer were though. It would take 6-7 hours of hiking
Sounds like you found a honey hole. Shouldn't be too much competition and you know several big bucks are in there.
Figure out their patterns, feed areas, bedding areas, etc. You can probably bust em out of the beds 2x during the summer - GPS the bed locations.
This is typical eastern hunting - we hunt what we can't see most of the time.