Mule Deer Success Thread!

alaska2go

Active Member
Oct 20, 2012
262
102
Canon City, CO
My eldest son's first mule deer buck. Hunting the hot & dry conditions was a challenge & he was getting discouraged but hung in there for 6 days of hard hunting. I keep telling him we hunters must have 2 traits to be successful, patience & optimism.....DSCN2183.jpgDSCN2180.jpg
 

Daubs

Active Member
Aug 5, 2016
406
13
Nebraska
First mule deer EVER! I'll tell the story and post more pics in a separate thread. He's not a bruiser (~2.5 years old), but I'm stoked!2016 Deer Hunt-10.jpg
 

dble07

New Member
Dec 6, 2014
37
0
Last week in Montana. My biggest buck to date.

ND archery mule deer.


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johnsd16

Active Member
Mar 16, 2014
353
3
N Idaho
Got my first mulie on 11/12/16 at noon, taking a nap on a hillside with my boots off in 65 degree weather (shot a WT last year in MT on our first trip there) . Buck was the ruttiest deer I have ever seen, back legs/tarsals were crusted with urine. We chose that spot to nap after making the all night drive from MN to MT so we could overlook a grassy valley leading to where we thought some does were bedded. I just happened to wake up at 11:58 and shot him trotting up the valley at 220 yds at 12:06 while by buddy slept 10' from me. Was a cool hunt. Lots of rutting all week and with the moon, bucks were active at noon actively moving while the does were bedded down in the heat.







 

aboss014

Member
Aug 7, 2016
56
0
35
Got my first mulie on 11/12/16 at noon, taking a nap on a hillside with my boots off in 65 degree weather (shot a WT last year in MT on our first trip there) . Buck was the ruttiest deer I have ever seen, back legs/tarsals were crusted with urine. We chose that spot to nap after making the all night drive from MN to MT so we could overlook a grassy valley leading to where we thought some does were bedded. I just happened to wake up at 11:58 and shot him trotting up the valley at 220 yds at 12:06 while by buddy slept 10' from me. Was a cool hunt. Lots of rutting all week and with the moon, bucks were active at noon actively moving while the does were bedded down in the heat.







What area in Montana were you hunting? Hoping to hunt that state next year.


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bigsky2

Member
Mar 9, 2011
102
2
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Saw this guy on the last week of the season last year but I didn't have a tag. He gave me the slip a couple times this year before getting him on day 7.

As a bonus I found his shed while I was hunting him this year.

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grizzly

Active Member
Dec 3, 2013
195
1
UT
After a hard 4th season hunt in CO, we got lucky to find this guy the last hour of the last day. Its my dream buck and I'm still on cloud nine.

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