Re: 2,008 Antelope Hunt (after the blizzard!)
Great story, I only had to carry out a fawn for about a mile and a half one year, no comparison. But even that was enough to persuade me to choose to hike back to get the buck truck next time!
This year we hunted right at the first of October, and again after the blizzard (central Wyoming) had a chance to melt, and it wasn't too bad. My wife and son actually got their does within walking distance of camp (both did a great sneak). I got my third doe with a leftover tag via some dry wash sneaking. Fun fun. I know, rubbing salt in the wounds...
Also interesting to hear about the Nosler Ballistic Tips. After shooting Sierra GameKing 150s this year (effective, but helluva exit hole), and blunting the soft points in the magazine from the recoil (300WSM), I ordered up some Noslers from Cabela's. When I shot factory loads I used Winchester Ballistic Silvertips (same thing, with moly), never had that issue, and they were accurate as all get out (oughta be for that kinda money), so I look forward to playing with the Noslers.
Browning A-bolt .300WSM
An AR-15, a couple .22s, a .243 for the wife, a .44Mag, and other stuff she tells me I don't need.