Well I got my usual D3-5 tag a couple of days ago. Had it last year and concentrated on D-4. It,s a relatively small area compared to D-3 or D-5. In browsing through the big game booklet I noticed there were 213 bucks shot in this zone last year. I hunted a couple of days in every week last year. Talked to almost everyone I saw. The total number of deer I know were taken and heard were taken added up to less than 20, on public land. I know I never saw anywhere near 200 hunters the whole season. The general feeling from everyone I talked to was "very few deer". I hunted from the I-80 side, Yuba Gap, Immigrant Gap, Cisco Grove. Came in through the Foresthill side. It was all pretty much the same. I'm figuring the vast majority of the kill must be low elevation private land bucks. It would be interesting to know what percentage of the total harvest in these D zones is actually taken on public land. 213 bucks just seems like an incredible number in D-4 judging from what I saw last year. Any opinions?