I've never seen what I consider a shooter buck in the area. I have little doubt they are present, and it seems some of the other guys have seen some good ones. But all I have seen are yearlings and have never harvested one, or even deer hunted in the area.
I was talking with the game wardern in that area and he told me that the elk last year calved in private property in wyoming just northeast of dempsey dome. 2nd season had a good amount of snow. Next year upper cherokee park will hopefully have some more animals, Forest service burned 1,200 acres for wildlife habitat. But it is effecting this years hunter because of the smoke.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...