I'm still a new hunter and now have two points as I was unsuccessful to draw my 1st choice tag. I decided to choose d3-5 as our tag this year from the zones which failed to draw all of their tags. Me and my father hunted d6 last year with no success. Do to this years dryness we felt we should go as north as reasonably possible (I'm from bakersfield). We are in good physical condition and will be hunting on foot, wanting to get away from the crowds. Which of the three zones do you believe boast the best chance of any legal buck? Also any hunting tips/relatively specific areas would be greatly appreciated. Thank john Pulskamp