That is an awesome deer. I would shoot that deer anytime. 1st thing openeing morning I would beb pulling the trigger on a bo6y like that. Congrats to all those involed in the harvesting of a truly great mule deer.
Wow Critter ! That is an awesome buck! He’s not only a keeper - he’s a wall hanger for sure – I am sure that every one of us here would be glad to connect with a buck like that. As posted before that’s the buck of a lifetime! He is very impressive and shooting from three hundred yards is impressive for anyone. I don’t like to shoot anywhere near that far away so I am sure she was out of her comfort zone too. These mule deer can be just plain amazing. They make my local whitetail just seem PUNY in comparison to those high wide muley racks. Your scouting tips sure didn’t seem to hurt anything and the results are undisputable. I bet her husband deserves a bit of credit in this equation too, so congrats to the whole family including you and to her husband as well - but especially to your niece - Congratulations Monica!
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...