Nope. Saw lots of deer and quite a few bucks, but they were all dinks. Nothing I would care to put a tag on.
It wasn't my kind of hunt, anyway. They rode around, glassing huge clear cuts for 13 hours a day, with $6000 thermal imaging devices, without ever getting out of the truck. If a buck was spotted, the outfitter wanted me to use his 22lb bench gun to shoot 600-1000 yds. It might be legal, but completely against any ethics I have as a hunter.
My fault....I should have pressed him a bit more on his hunting style while booking the hunt. When he said spot and stalk, I assumed he meant walking to gain high ground, then glassing with traditional optics and then stalking to within 300 yds, for what I feel is an ethical shot at a game animal.
I did get a bit serious about a very large chocolate phase bear with a blond muzzle, that I watched for a half an hour, sleeping under a young Madrone tree. He was easily well over 400 lbs., and, at 255 yds, well within my comfort zone and the 7-08 Montana. In the end, I just wasn't feeling it.
No matter. In 10-12 days, I'll head up to my camp in Delaware county for the whole rifle season with the fellas, and the old 300 Savage 99F . Good times....