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.
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 BookYourHunt.com 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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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.
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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.
5 Day Mule Deer Hunt Mexico
We offer first class Trophy Mule Deer & Desert Big Horn Hunts in our 8,700 acres of pristine Chihuahua desert. Our land is handled with great care and proper management along with minimal hunt pressure to ensure the quality of our animals stays consistent each year. Our unique mix of desert flats and rocky hills gives us a great view of the country and an exhilarating memorable hunting experience. We are constantly working to give you the very best experience during your stay. We are a family run operation, our crew will greet you with a warming smile and make you feel right at home. Together we make sure you have a memorable experience in our lodging accommodations where you will be comfortable and relaxed. We offer top quality Mule Deer and Desert Bighorn Sheep trophys. Our 8,700 acres of pristine desert are located in Satevo, Chihuahua. We take pride in our work and handle our land with great care and proper management to ensure that the quality of our animals stays consistent each year. Our unique mix of desert flats and rocky hills gives us a great view of the country and an exhilarating memorable hunting experience. Family is our foundation, we want you to feel right at home on your stay at the ranch. We invite you, your family and friends to come and share this adventure with us, we will make sure you leave with a big smile. This hunt is for a Mule Deer up to 170" SCI. Trophy fee's are as follows for larger bucks; 171-185" SCI - $3,000 186-200" SCI - $7,000 No additional fee for bucks over 200" SCI Non-hunters are welcome to come along for a fee of $200 per night. Additional hunting days are available for $300 per day.
Trip duration: 5 days
Hunting season: 15 November 2019 18 March 2020
Special Late Season Moose & Deer Combo Canada
The Rocky ranges of northern Canada are known for their huge bull moose, and we’re known for bagging the best of them. Our goal for every hunt is to target a bull that’s 50 inches or larger (or that will score 180 or higher in the Boone and Crockett system). Thanks to limited resident draw, rugged terrain, and great genetics, it’s pretty common to see bulls larger than 60 inches running around. That said, we believe that any opportunity for a bull of 50 inches or more should be taken, unless it has small paddles or some sort of disfigurement. This is a great option, we still focus on moose and have great success here it’s just not as high of a demand as our rut moose but we are still hunting the same high quality trophy moose with the same kind of success rates but we also give a Mule deer and White tail tag, and it’s during the deer rut so you never know when one can run into a big old rutted up bush buck. Sure makes it exciting! We can also adjust price and days. All rifle hunts also come with a wolf license in case we see one.
Trip duration: 7 days
Hunting season: 1 November 2019 30 November 2019
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 September 2020 10 October 2020
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