Well... Not sure I'm the best person to give any advice. I think Western Montana is increasing in numbers and quality while eastern montana is BADLY suffering. I personally know of 3 bucks that came out of Western MT over 200 and 1 that barely missed with a 198 gross score. I did my annual trip east and it was BAD, numbers down like you can't imagine... I mean like 6 years ago we counted over 600 animals in 3 days, this year like 60... maybe 60. I guess thats all part of the cycle and the importance of proper management. With that high of numbers, a "die off" is just around the corner.