Mule Deer hunting

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196 hunts
$300 starting from
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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.

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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 (196)

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.

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
Mule Deer 2x1 Hunt '2020

Mule Deer 2x1 Hunt '2020 United States

Our Wyoming mule deer hunt takes place in mid September in region G on the western side of Wyoming. This is a horseback hunt based out of our house. It is a 2 hunter per guide ratio, unless other arrangements are made. We have some tremendous mule deer genetics. This is an extreme hunt taking place at 9500-10,000 feet in elevation. Spot and stalk is the best way to hunt these eagle eyed bucks. By truck and trailer out every morning we have an unlimited variance of trails and canyons to hunt. If there is excessive pressure in one spot we can move to hundreds of others. Top physical shape is a plus! We will do our best to get the deer to you but your physical shape is a big factor in this hunt. Typical shots range from 200 to 350 yards. It is best to know your weapon out to 500+. We will get you the best possible shot opportunity but sometimes you just can’t close the gap.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 15 Sep 2020 10 Oct 2020

$4,000 for 1 hunter
Mule Deer Archery 1x1, 2020, EK

Mule Deer Archery 1x1, 2020, EK United States

THE TIME TO START PLANNING A FANTASTIC 2020 DEER HUNT IN MONTANA IS NOW. THERE ARE THINGS WE CAN DO TODAY THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE TO DRAW A DEER LICENSE IN 2020 (90% PLUS DRAW SUCCESS RATE). I WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE ENTIRE APPLICATION PROCESS STARTING TODAY! THE WINDOW TO GET THIS IN ORDER IS NOW THROUGH SEPTEMBER 31st, 2019. DON'T HESITATE AS OPENINGS/DATES ARE LIMITED, CALL 715-820-0869 FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFORMATION. THIS IS A SPECTACULAR HUNT THAT REQUIRES ADVANCED PLANNING..........START TODAY!! Montana has a six week archery season that opens the first Saturday in September and closes in mid October. Current hunt dates are 9-5 thru 9-9, 9-12 thru 9-16 and 9-19 thru 9-23. Eastern Montana has long been known for the trophy quality of its whitetail and mule deer, this area offers not only quantity, with high deer numbers, but many trophy caliber bucks as well! Spot and stalk is the strategy used most often as the hunter tries to work his way into effective archery range of bedded animals. A very exciting and challenging hunt that offers great reward to successful as well as unsuccessful hunters. We help all clients throughout the entire license application process, the 2020 application deadline is March 15th. This area requires a general deer license and boasts an 80% draw success rate for 1st time applicants.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 5 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020

$4,250 for 1 hunter
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