Yes, it was the muzzle loader / archery season. And the bow hunters were doing very well also.
One of the biggest factors I have relied on over the years was weather. Is the weather holding or have you had some changes?
We always liked a big change, although this was all inclusive, the mildest season I can remember. No snow at all below 12000ft
The very best thing about the unit I hunted this year was there were far fewer hunters than past seasons and that is GOOD!
that is why I left out the unit number.