Took one in the middle of Tennessee a few years ago with an old Win .30-30. Hit it low shoulder. It was BIG, close to 300 lbs. The area was unfamiliar to me, but I was with a guide and his 3 dogs.
I shot it in daylight since the dogs “jumped” it from its napping place. Because it was a male, the meat was very strong and rank, but plenty of it if you are hungry. I soaked it in light vinegar solution and spiced it up, and everyone loved it (not me…)
So yes, they are plentiful and nutritious. Lots of them here in Oklahoma, too, but getting permission to hunt on private land is not easy.