I am going hunting in Northwest Montana during Thanksgiving week. I am going semi-guided in a Drop-Camp style hunt. The hunt falls within the Montana's "General Season" of which I am allowed to take pretty much any weapon I want to. My buddies are taking rifles but I was thinking about taking the bow for at least 4 days of the hunt and if I am not successful I can take the rifle out for the remaining 4 days of the hunt. We are limited in space for travel so I was thinking about not taking a treestand and going on foot. What do you all think? Am I waisting my time on foot with a bow in the Northwest Mountains of Montana or do I have a legitimate chance to havest a good buck. The guide says that this time of the year in that area is the peak of the rut and rattling works very well. I need some feedback here. All help is greatly appreciated.