Good luck to you and stay safe. DEC is allowing rifles in Steubin County this year so it's a different ballgame now. You do not see many deer during hunting season in NH because the deer population is on the low side. (I got a 100# doe on 11/3-opening day muzzleloader) It is a real treat for me to go hunt Western NY to increase my chances. I have a buddy who has a camp up near Lake Placid so I may change it up a bit and go up into the Adirondacks next season. The deer/sq mi is low but the racks are big.