Regularly successful hunters are those who hunt harder and smarter. Winning rut-time strategies include many ploys, from carefully glassing cover edges to still-hunting thick cover to stationary stand and blind hunting, it pays to understand your options and ways to effectively utilize them.
Hidden away in the mountains just outside St. Maries, Idaho is Crystal Lake. The clear water gathers at the top of a valley where boulder strewn ridges coalesce together and keep the lake secret on all sides but one. Getting into this mountain lake is a kind of choose your own adventure hike.