Funny you say that. Guy I was in the National Guard with was from Swain County. He would hunt Butner every year over Christmas. When January drill rolled around, he would show us all the pictures of the deer he killed. Always 3-4 in just a few days of hunting, usually a quality buck or two in there. People were always amazed he could do that on public land. He would always look at them and say "Any idiot can kill a deer down there, they are behind every tree. It ain't like that where I'm from, you actually have to look for 'em up in the mtns."on the mtn hunters.
they are sure fun to talk to when they converge.
they stopped traffic this year at smithfields. they had a caravan of trucks and trailers and every one of them had an eight pointer attached. one more amazing scene.
last year I was going to help a couple that said they were on the GLs. They listened then said they really didn't need much help.
They had one tag left between them.
you better lock up your deer when they are around. they flat ass kill deer. and they don't need private land to do it.