I'm not hunting mule deer this year; however I have been told (and read here on the forum) that higher amounts of rain this year have kept the mule deer in good health in the northwest corner. Plus a relatively mild winter last year did not have a significant mortality rate on the mule deer.
If you are planning to do mule deer hunting this fall and don't have a tag, better jump on that leftover tag app!
Moderator I have my deer tag along with my cow elk tag.
I will hunting with http://www.rockymountainhunting.com/
My wife hunts with me. We have both been very pleased with this outfitter. This is a trespass hunt only. For two consecutive years we have harvested mule deer in the 24” + spread. I can hardly wait for the season to arrive>
[ This Message was edited by: Elkman on 2003-08-07 19:04 ]
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...