Quote Originally Posted by Waterdog View Post
Nice draw. Id be hunting to if I drew an X zone. Hunted D3 - 5 for many years. But it got to the point where opening weekend, the forest looked like a major city there were so many people. There were traffic jams on some of the logging roads.


That's the zone I hunt when I don't draw an x zone. Nice thing about D3-5 is that you can hunt the archery season and the rifle season with the same tag. When I lived in Truckee I always bought a 2nd D3-5 Tag when I drew an x zone. And a bear tag.

I never hunted D3-5 on the rifle opener or on any weekend. Too many hunters.