I took my wife up above arrowrock and weatherby and I think I ran into half of Boise. There were hunters on every ridge. However most of these wantabe hunters walk a couple of hundred yards and that is it. We went in 3 miles (GPS Reading)and saw no one. Came across 9 different bucks, 7 2-points, a 3 point, and a 140 class 4 point that we both passed on. Also saw 13 elk and a bear that my wife missed. (I knew my 375 H&H wasn't the best choice for her)
Anyways, the deer are there, but so is the treasure valley. I usually spend all my time deer and elk hunting general tags in 21 & 17, so I don't have a lot of knowledge about 39, but I do think it is overhunted. Didn't realize that there is currently a 400tag cow elk hunt, 1200tag doe hunt, and the general deer season all going on right now.
Oh well, couple of more days and Im off to the Selway to bag my moose, and hopefully a good 170 + buck.
PS...Is it good or bad that my wife has been only hunting for 3 years and passing up 140 class deer?