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!
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...