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agree

SOBLE wrote:

I disagree with leaving the .243 at home. I have killed multiple deer with a .243

How to hunt the mule deer really depends on the terrain your hunting them in. If your in an open area like Critter described then just like he said, spend a TON of time glassing. Those suckers hide like Superman in a sagebrush flat.

I agree a .243 is a great gun even on big mulies. My dad has shot plenty of whitetails, mulies and blacktail with his.

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Thanks everyone. I really

Thanks everyone. I really hope to be able to get a crack at a decent buck. Gonna take alot of leg work and scouting, but I think that is alot of the fun in hunting. ECU, I am in Emporia Ks in the flint hills. We have LOTS of turkeys down here, easterns, rios and hybrids. Come on down and get a couple or 10...lol!lol (just kidding). But around here its the corn feed whitetails that are king!!Thumbs up

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What no invite to hunt

What no invite to hunt whitetails? LOL

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Come on up!

Hey if you want to come up here and deer hunt by all means come on up! I have only a few private pieces of ground to hunt out here (for deer that is).  My father in law has a piece of private ground that borders a wildlife refuge that is, well lets just say...PRETTY GOOD. If you are serious about hunting Kansas, try hunting the public ground around here. During bow season it does not get that much pressure and there is crop ground everywhere. My best buck came off public, a 161 inch 4X4. Kansas deer season is like Christmas around here....you never know whats gonna walk by your stand up here, could be first year spike or a true life booner. 

 

 

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Id Mule deer hunt.

kansaskid, take a look at this link from ID F&G. If you study it you will find out all kinds of info. Also I believe that if you don't find the deer you want you can use your deer tag for a bear. You better check this out but it used to be so. Give your self time to acclimate for elevation gain, start using a stair stepper 3-5 times weekly preferably with a pack on. There are plenty of wolves in the area so carry pepper spray, and a pistol. Practice stalking, bring clothing for any weather our weather changes quickly, I have seen upper 90's one day, and 4" of snow fall over night and not get above 38F for several weeks. We have a beautiful area but mother nature makes you pay for some of your experiences. Good luck, keep safe, HAVE FUN!

http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/ifwis/huntplanner/hunt.aspx?ID=21828#Location

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What are the dates for bow

What are the dates for bow season? Gun season is around Christmas, right? And bow season earlier in the year?

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Deer season dates...

Ecu,

archery:  sept 20th - dec 31st

muzzloader: sept 20th - oct 3rd

gun: dec 1st - dec 12th       Thumbs up

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Thanks for the dates. I'll

Thanks for the dates. I'll put it on my calender. Interesting that your archery and muzzy seasons are about the same time frames as our season. However, our gun season can last from mid Oct to 1 Jan, depending on location in the state.

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there are 2 good books out

there are 2 good books out there on mule deer hunting.  david longs public land mule deer is good. and mike eastmans high country mule deer is also good.  the country around salmon is steep and open.  yes there is timber but it is pretty open down there.

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Both of those books are a

Both of those books are a good read. A lot of info between the two of them. More than just mule deer info, too.

Any wolves in that part of Idaho?

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