Just got back from the hunt. It was terrible. Been hunting out of state for 30+ years and this was top 3 worst deer hunts ever. We only saw one 4 point. Some days we didn't see any deer. Son shot a 2 point and son in law shot a spike for meat. My father in law ate his tag.
I have 21 deer points and now I have to find a way to burn them.
Sorry to hear you had a bad hunt! Its a big unit and it can be tough to find the deer pockets. Pretty similar story with Juniper, Steens, Whitehorse, Wagontire, most of the big desert units. There are not deer everywhere, even though there might be great habitat, seems like there are swaths with very few deer. That's just the the way deer work sometimes. It is just a lot more pronounced now than years ago because the deer populations are so low.