I'm in a similar position trying to decide what early season high country mule deer rifle hunt to do. But we are with 9 pp's cuurently and are not sure if we should go this year or next. In my research I have been calling several biologists and game wardens and asking about there respective areas of responsibility. The biologist for the North part of 43 is also the same for 471.
Feel free to PM me and I can provide his name and contact info. It can also be gathered by calling the regional offices for 471 or whichever unit you are looking at and asking for the biologist or warden.