I just wanted to start a new thread about X9A. I have 5 points this year and will draw the tag. I have about 25 spots I will scout before the season opens. I have read so many success stories from so many sites. This site is by far the best site for advice on where to start. I am wondering if I should start scouting down by Bishop and make my way north, or start up north and make my way down south? I am an avid hunter and love to hunt places that other people wont. I took a nice buck last year in a place where no one would have guessed close to a fire. I was also wondering about the wilderness area up there if any one has been up there. I will probably hunt the first five days then the last five days unless the snow comes early, in which I will be up there in the snow. One of my friends son will also have the tag and I hope to get him a buck first, then work on mine. He has never killed one before hopefully he gets one. I am excited and look forward to some input. Thanks ahead of time for any input. Hope everyone draws the tags they want this year.