i wouldnt disagree. i live on the east coast and weve got coyotes like no ones business. i too backpack deep into public ground hoping the pressure from the rest of the world will push deer to me. ive gotten lucky a few times and killed 120 class 8 points on the first day, but it has often ended with one doe kill for camp meat and a few cold nights by the fire. that being said, you cant beat the solitude. no cars, no cellphones, none of the day to day bothers. ill continue doing it until there is no longer a huntable deer population, which is quickly becoming a realistic possibility due to our department of game and fish's horrible mismanagement of our deer populations and habitat.