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That's a good point on the glassing

It's good you brought that up. Over the years a couple of times I have blown it in similar fashion. I'd glass up a buck, get somewhat fixated on it, make my plan and start my stalk. Half way there other deer I hadn't noticed that were closer exploded from darker cover that I hadn't noticed, being too concentrated on the first one I saw. Live and learn... ha.

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The only way to scout for

The only way to scout for muleys is make the time and get into the field, get a good spot and spend a lot, I mean a lot of time glassing and try to find where they are traveling, if the weather changes, and the deet migrate, you lost.

That is why the big boys stay big

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RE: Scouting

I just put a bunch of miles on my truck and shorted myself a bunch of sleep to drive out and scout my unit in New Mexico (37). It was well worth it to me. I found areas that looked really good but had no deer only elk and pronghorns. After some soul searching, and making talk with some locals, I went out to some new areas based on their information. I found two groups of bucks with two really good ones. I don't think I will be able to sleep for the next 84 days from thinking about those deer. If I would have just went out there cold when the season started just going by topo maps and stats, I would have been disapointed.

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Just a teaser...

But you guys are going to love some of the footage that we are putting together for this scouting video.  The deer were especially cooperative.

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Mulies

exbiologist wrote:

But you guys are going to love some of the footage that we are putting together for this scouting video.  The deer were especially cooperative.

Right on let see it!!! I'm all jacked up and ready to go, only a 5 sleeps left!!!!

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ex, that's not fair buddy.

ex, that's not fair buddy. Can't wait to get a copy of it and let you know how good it is.

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Another tool I've used to

Another tool I've used to scout both deer and elk is to just contact the biologist that is in charge of the area. The best time to contact them is in the offseason though because they are flooded right now with hunting season.

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