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Online Terry Green

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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2008, 05:21:00 PM »
Emailed ya Nate....thanks.
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #41 on: August 07, 2008, 05:33:00 PM »
Those bucks eat rocket fuel on that government reservation.  I'm surprised someone was even able to get pictures out of there.
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #42 on: August 07, 2008, 06:07:00 PM »
Those last 2 pictures of those monster wide mulies don't seem right.  It looks like the tines have been stretched out to the side on both pictures.  I'm no expert so I may be wrong.

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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #43 on: August 07, 2008, 06:19:00 PM »
I noticed that to Jason.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #44 on: August 07, 2008, 07:39:00 PM »


 

 

Here are acouple more....I cannot vouch for them, I was sent them by a buddy who told me they were taken at a large tract of private land in N. Utah where a defense contractor manufactures rocket motors....those in Utah will know and be familar with the company.
I thought they were nice (if authentic) to see what deer will do when no hunting pressure allows them to get some age on them.....too many people taking spikes home on the public land here....
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #45 on: August 07, 2008, 07:39:00 PM »
We have that set of photos and more in the shop.  there is some doctoring, but they are big to start with.  I think-maybe wrong becasue i have been out of the military for a long time-that they are on an un-named reservation in Utah.In our set, one can see the cut and fill lines.
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2008, 08:04:00 PM »
I am pretty sure they are pretty close to the real deal.  Some of those pics are rumored to be taken at Camp Williams military base and they grow em big there.  I work with a guy in the guard and he is actually working at Camp Wiliams this week.  He told me the bucks that live out there are truly incredible.  He sent me pics of one but he zoomed in so far it is pretty blury, but definately a good buck.

Muley season is getting close!

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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2008, 08:21:00 PM »
Actually, I took a better look at those pics and something doesn't seem quite right.  But they do have some big ones out there.

Back to the topic.  There is a great book written by David Long, who lives in Big Piney, Wyoming.  It is called "Public Land Muley's".  It is written more from a rifle hunting perspective, but the tactics and gear definately applies to bowhunting.  I would recommend it to anyone who wants a more in depth look at Mule Deer hunting tactics.

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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2008, 08:33:00 PM »
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the country up Vance's way is on fire... Just hope it's not in your area...
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2008, 08:39:00 PM »
Its just on the Wind River side...so far.

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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #50 on: August 07, 2008, 11:15:00 PM »
Terry... Yeah! And I know just how to get there.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2008, 04:53:00 PM »
COOl Charlie.....is there a better way than the way we came out last year....?
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2008, 07:12:00 PM »
Tactics....

  Use your bino's A LOT!  During spot and stalk, of course, but also at close range, and to pattern deer from a far.

  Mule deer are hard to pattern, exactly, but funnels are still there, just on a bigger scale.  One area I hunt has a steep gully running down a minor drainage, and some rocky cliffs above that, so the area between is only 60 yards or so.  The deer feed through in  the morning fairly consistently, because they don't like to descent into the gully, and there is no food in the rocks.  See?  I spotted this area from across a canyon while waiting over a waterhole, and rarely hunt the waterhole any more.

  If you have a partner, mini-pushes pay off occasionally.  The deer have too many options on where to run during a big drive.  B say you spot some bedding in a clump of timber, but don't know EXACTLY where they are.  Stalking them to 20 yards without them seeing you, when you don't know where they are is risky.  But if you stalk to 50, then your buddy passes 100 yards under them and gives them his scent, they will stand up and mill around, etc, sometimes move quietly away.  The good part is that they are focused on the pusher, not the shooter, and sneaking within 40 or 50 yards usually isn't that tough.  Finding the deer and getting a shot is the hard part, once you get over there.
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2008, 08:17:00 PM »
I know two ways in there that get you altitude pretty quickly with minimum pain.
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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2008, 10:46:00 PM »
Hi Terry, Did some one say Maduro, LoL

It depends on what your looking for, you could still hunt the Aspens, which could be easier and take what ever comes across.

Water does not look like a factor there because it's every where

I would head up here, this is where the monsters live this time of year, there wont be a lot of deer, but the ones you will see, will be the BadBoys.
 

The bucks like to stay as high as they can get this time of year.

Around 1pm-3pm the wind starts to run up hill vary strong, it can cover a lot of noise and allow you to slip right up on them and shoot-um in his bed.

There first bed of the day they will only be in it for a few hours then they'll move, they may move a few times, however around 11am-12:00 they'll probably stay put for good.

We glass them all morning and put-um to bed, keep watching for a few hours to make sure they'll stay put, as the wind starts to move strong up hill it's time to make your move.

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Re: Mule Deer Tactics - Lets hear em!!!
« Reply #55 on: August 11, 2008, 07:20:00 PM »
Thanks again guys........I'm with ya Dave, ....

Been talking that over with Charlie even before you posted!  Your input also gives me more confidence, and insight.
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