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Interesting choice.....

Just watching some Sunday morning hunting shows.  There was one where they were on a hunt that they could shoot mule deer or whitetail.  I know alot of you guys are from the middle states where you can shoot either.

If you had your choice, and a 160 class whitetail and a 180 class mulie step out together, which one you taking?

I would probably take the mulie, since i have not shot a mulie buck yet.  But, something to be said for a B&C whitetail......

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biggest hind quarters

 

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

Just watching some Sunday morning hunting shows.  There was one where they were on a hunt that they could shoot mule deer or whitetail.  I know alot of you guys are from the middle states where you can shoot either.

If you had your choice, and a 160 class whitetail and a 180 class mulie step out together, which one you taking?

I would probably take the mulie, since i have not shot a mulie buck yet.  But, something to be said for a B&C whitetail......

I'd shoot nthe one with the biggest hind quarters, I got three carnivores to feed.Grin

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Living in Nevada, only mule

Living in Nevada, only mule deer are on the menu.  While hunting in north central Idaho for several years, I could only get shots at a couple of whitetail does in the dense forests I was hunting in.  If both those bucks were standing around waiting to be shot, I'd line up on the whitetail without a second thought.  As I've been lucky enough to have taken a few bulls, if a nice 5 point bull elk was standing next to that same whitetail I'd still shoot the deer.  Of course if the bull was a big nasty 6+ point herd bull I'm pretty sure the deer would be safe...I'm not completely nuts!

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Depends on the gun I was

Depends on the gun I was packing along that day.

If I had the Rem 760(pump) in 257 Rbts, I would shoot them both!  Very fast with no recoil,ol Bob can be a real machine gun.

The 7mm rem mag I would wait until they were lined up perfect and take them both with one shot!!!!

Any of the rest of my shotin irons I would have to opt for the Mulie since I have never taken (nor gone after) one.

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i would take the mulie since

i would take the mulie since I've not taken one before.  The size of the antlers doesn't matter that much to me.  now if it was a 200 class whitetail, then my answer would be different.

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