Mule Deer hunting

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Where to hunt Mule Deer

A true icon of the American West, the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus) is found throughout North America from western Texas and the Dakotas in the east to Oregon and British Columbia in the West, and from Mexico to Canada and Alaska. Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana all have great mule deer hunting potential, and so do the Canadian province of Alberta can be described as mule deer hunter’s heaven.

Price distribution

Mule deer hunts usually start at about $2,000, and more hunts are offered under $5,500 than over. Some mule deer hunting offers on that go over $10,000, but they are usually a package deal in combination with hunts for elk, antelope, or other species. A hunter must check if an OTC tag is included in the price of the hunt or the offer implies that the hunter has successfully drawn a tag in the lottery.

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Learn more from our blog story

When most Americans say “deer”, they mean “whitetail”. But there are other kinds of deer in North America. How many are there? Three? Six? 58? 80? Select your answer and read our blog story to check yourself. And don’t forget that no matter how many kinds of deer there are, each of them represents an exciting opportunity for a challenging hunt.

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When to hunt Mule Deer?

Mule deer season open and close dates vary greatly not just between states and provinces, but often also between different wildlife management area within one state. Typically, the archery season may start as early as in August, and run into December or even the next year, with modern firearms and muzzleloader seasons somewhere in October or November. A lot of hunters believe the rut is the best time to hunt deer; with mule deer, the peak of the rut takes place in November or December, depending on area.


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Most mule deer hunting is spot-and-stalk, with hunters spending long periods glassing likely habitat until a buck is spotted. In some areas hunters may cover their ground on horseback, looking for deer. When a suitable buck is found, a stalk begins, which can be be long and difficult, often covering challenging terrain. An accurate rifle and some practice of long-range shooting are essential. Bowhunters may try to harvest mule deer from trees stands or ground blinds, set usually over a water hole, or near the “scrapes” made by a buck as part of the rut ritual.

Why hunt Mule Deer? All hunts (204)

Mule deer are easily distinguished from white-tailed deer by the large ears from which they get their name, as well as their dark forehead and light gray face, white rump patch, and small tail with a black tip. A large buck can weigh more than 250 pounds. Mature mule deer bucks typically have antlers with two forks in each antler; such deer are called 4-points (only the points on one side of the rack, not including the brow tines, are counted). Even though mule deer are fairly widespread in the West, a large, mature mule deer buck is one of the most challenging animals to hunt in North America, and this challenge is the hunter’s greatest rewards.

DIY Arch. Mule Deer on Priv Land '20

DIY Arch. Mule Deer on Priv Land '20 United States

Must be booked by May 31, 2019 5 days of “Do-It-Yourself” archery hunting on private land. Lodging and meals are not included. Expect to see deer from 150-190+ inches. Hunt area is Region K. Season is Dates open: Dates open Sept 6-10 or Sept 11-15 Combo hunts available inquire about pricing

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 15 Sep 2020

$1,900 for 1 hunter
5 Day Mule Deer Hunt 2x1 (Priv. land)

5 Day Mule Deer Hunt 2x1 (Priv. land) United States

An iconic Wyoming animal, the mule deer! Whether on public or private land, we find the mature deer! Our mule deer hunts are completely spot and stalk so we recommend being in the best shape you can be! We spend countless hours scouting to increase your odds of taking home a buck of a lifetime! The hunt includes accommodations and transportation during your hunt, with meals, trophy and meat care also included. Your hunt price is for one guide for two hunters, one on one hunts can be arranged in advance.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 15 Oct 2020

$4,500 for 1 hunter
Mule Deer Hunt 2020

Mule Deer Hunt 2020 Canada

Trophy bucks are abundant in many areas in our territory. Trophy mule deer like hiding in the shadows of mountains and it an be a challenge to hike up to their ranges on higher elevations. Earlier hunts may require your taxidermist to preserve velvet. All prices are subject to change. Each hunt includes picking up the hunters and returning them to the local airport providing the hunter arrives at the scheduled date and time. Each hunt normally includes one day in for arrival and one day out for departure. Your hunt will not be considered booked until a 30% deposit has been received. All hunts must be paid in full by June 1 of the hunt year Non hunting companion $250/day US

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 4 Nov 2020 10 Nov 2020

$6,900 for 1 hunter
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