This will be the abriged version, since I'll type it all up into a story later.
I drove out to Garden City, KS to hunt Mule Deer on my Archery/ Muzzle loader tag. I hunted the morning without spotting one, solitary, Muley.
This year has been way to dry, so I spent the afternoon trying to find water with no luck. I set up over dry lake called Concannon Resevoir. The reprod vegetation in the bottom of the lake bed was 5-10 feet tall in spots. So, I glassed this for the rest of the day... until I fell asleep. I woke up an hour or two later and it had started to sprinkle a little bit. Once the clouds rolled on past, everything else seemed to wake up as well, I spotted 4 whitetail bucks moving around in the tall weeds. So my Mule Deer hunt turned into a whitetail hunt real fast.
I really didn't want to kill another whitetail, since this is my 48th whitetail I've taken. But, given the local conditions, I'm glad My season didn't drag on forever without producing an animal. I guess I should post this under whitetail, but it was supposed to be a Muley hunt.
Oh- and his left side was still in velvet!