Been there done that.Hunted one year it was like a war zone,bullets flyingHa. That's not the way it is on that hunt. You might go 3 days before you see any deer at all. It might be huge, and it might be a 2 point.
thanks for your helpI had to look twice at thread title. That is one of the most coveted tags out there so congratulations on drawing it, current odds show .2% chance with 20 points. Having no experience hunting mule deer or out west, you may want to consider using an outfitter, especially with what is essentially a one in a lifetime tag. Just my opinion.
If you decide to DIY it, there should be boat loads of information available on line.