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.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...