I hunted a mix of BLM and private land in WY a few weeks ago. I drove 18 hours from CA, my brother Alex drove from MN and my buddy Joe drove from OR.
We arrived just after a big snowstorm, and heard another storm was due to hit later on in the week. We had antelope and deer tags, and hoped a few days of warm weather would melt the snow off.
Joe and I knocked down 4 antelope does (2 each) on a BLM oilfield the first day out. We saw them at 300 yards, took 2 and the herd, confused at where the shots came from, ran right towards us. We took another 2 at 150 yards. I was using a 1951 Winchester M70 standard grade 30-06, shooting 150 gr TTSX.
55 degree weather started to melt that snow off. Mud was everywhere.
We decided to change tactics and hunt private land at a lower elevation, along a riverbank. It was lush and teeming with wildlife... antelope, whitetails and mule deer.
See the antelope along the fence-line...?
Joe executed a fast, 300 yard shot at a 10-point whitetail buck at twilight, near a marshy area. Hell of a shot, and a real dandy buck!! Joe picked up a doe from the herd immediately after the shot.