I know i’m a few years off but do you remember what area of Mecca Hills you hunted? I went out there not to long ago with no luck.Well i went up there and checked it out last weekend . Called in a yote on my first stand After 20 minutes. Maybe 150-200 yards out. Worked out just like I was hoping and, “Missed“. Couldn’t get a 2nd shot. Dog barked at me for awhile and it was over, lol. I’m planning on getting shooting sticks soon. Once he came in I realized I really didn’t have good support for my rifle. Pretty pissed I missed at that range though. Was pretty shaky.
It was literally day one of hunting for me, ever, so I guess you live and learn. But I got my ass out there, which was what I needed to do. So now it’s on, I need to get that one back. Planning on coyotes to figure out what the hell Im doing, hopefully by fall I’ll work out the bugs.