I've hunted X10 3 times years ago. last time around 1999. Before that they called Kennedy Meadows the deer factory. Probably in the 70's to 80's. Wasn't when I was there. They have had a low kill for quite awhile. Once we hiked up a trail on the east side out of Olancha off hwy 395. The east side is the steep side as you probably know ! I was sweating so bad when we got near the top that when we stopped I started shivering so bad I think I was going hypothermic. I unpacked my heavy jacket to put on. It was nearly 6 thousand ft. difference from bottom to top. Coming down it was so steep and with the weight in our packs, I still have a bad left hip from it. Popped all the way down and wore the cartledge in my hip socket or something. The other two times we came in from the west side. Piece of cake. I forget the wilderness you hike into from the road on the west side of mtn (Horseshoe Medows?) but I saw deer in there. Bring a little fishing pole. Don't know the name of the stream or if part of Kern River but it was full of trout. There was a wooden bridge you could cross to hunt other side. Not much help but I'm sure there will be other's who know more about it.I bet Colorado Cowboy does!
He's hunted the X12/X9A/X9B areas before they were split up into zones.
Post a thread in the "California" section also. Might help. Maybe I should off posted my X12 deer thead here instead ...?