i took a little vacation up into the mountains with the family last week and had a great time viewing some wildlife a couple days. we started out at cades cove a place i always wanted to see. its a 11 mile ride through a mountain meadow. we saw alot of deer with some really nice bucks in bachlor groups. the biggest bucks i was unable to get photos of but did get them on video. i have a 6 point that is 24" wide standing with two 8 points and a 10 pont that is 20" wide on video. we also saw 10-12 bears which i got a picture of the biggest but its a little blurry. i think the picture taker was scared....lol. then the last day we went after the released elk and had a great evening watching about 20-25 elk. the elk are in catalooche park. they where released in 2001 and 2002 with around 50-52 elk and now we have around 80. i saw alot of folks walk right up to the deer at cades cove for pictures and the bears too. i wouldnt advice you to do this because these animals are wild. heres some pictures of what we saw. had a great time and it doesnt cost a thing to get into these parks. they do have donation boxes though. well worth the trip!