Years ago, I was stationed at Travis AF Base in northern California. My buddy and I backpacked into the Carson Iceberg Wilderness to hunt high elevation mule deer. We set up our base camp approx 4 miles from the trailhead near base of Peepsight Peak. We filled our tags every trip and had a great time within this remote alpine wilderness. These hunts took place in mid-September.
Weather was always California perfect! Warm and clear during the day and cold at night.
Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.