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.
Hunting methods All hunting methods (10)
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 (187)
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.
Trophy Mule Deer Hunt United States
This is a Trophy Mule Deer Hunt in Colorado Unit 52. It is a 4 day hunt, with at lodge, nice accommodations. We will be hunting private ranches as well as BLM if needed. This hunt has a 100% shot opportunity and 80% harvest rate. We focus on buck from 150-180 inch with bigger possible.. This hunt is a 1-1 hunt. This is a fun hunt. We have 2 spots open with a possibility of a 3rd if needed.
Trip duration: 4 days
Hunting season: 24 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019
2019 Mule Deer Hunt 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 2019 10 Nov 2019
Mule Deer General Seas. M/Loader 2020 United States
Southern Utah offers several excellent limited entry deer units which produce world class deer each year. Tags must be drawn or purchased. A few landowner and conservation tags are available each year. The hunting methods we use are spot & stalk, still hunting, and blinds or tree-stands. The quality in these limited entry units is very good, and you can expect to see a good number of mature bucks. Application Dates Opens January 25 Deadline March 1 Results are available on May 31 All hunts take place on public land and you will have to apply for a permit. Auction tags available. If you are interested in an auction tag please contact us Additional days $400 a day Additional guests $100 a day.
Trip duration: 9 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 4 Sep 2020
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