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A Guide to Hunting Mule Deer

Mule Deer

A Guide to Hunting Mule Deer

Aside from its big ears, the second thing most new mule deer hunters notice is the deer’s fleeing gate, known as “stotting.”  Stotting has been described as bounding, hopping, even “pogoing.” At first it’s a funny sight, until you realize that this goofy looking jump puts a mountain of steep...
MeatEater TV Season 7: Archery Mule Deer with Joe Rogan

Mule Deer

MeatEater TV Season 7: Archery Mule Deer with Joe Rogan

On this hunt, Joe Rogan joins Steve for a late summer archery mule deer hunt in the mountains of Nevada. Here, mule deer bucks are gathered together in bachelor groups on vast expanses of public BLM lands. While there’s no shortage of bucks around, daytime deer movement this time of year is limited...
MeatEater Season 7: Steve and Brody Hunt Colorado Mule Deer

Mule Deer

MeatEater Season 7: Steve and Brody Hunt Colorado Mule Deer

On this hunt, Steve heads to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains with his friend Brody Henderson to track down their favorite big game animal, mule deer.  To reach the best hunting, they use a raft to gain access to some public land hidey holes. The November mule deer rut is beginning but unseasonably warm...
Remi Warren, a Nevada and Montana Hunter, Weighs in With Ten Mule deer Hunting Tips

Mule Deer

Remi Warren, a Nevada and Montana Hunter, Weighs in With Ten Mule deer Hunting Tips

“The key to mule deer hunting is covering ground. Out west we have a saying, “let your eyes do the walking.” This does not mean you won’t have to put in some foot work, but the most successful mule deer hunters are ones that know how to glass. When looking for mule deer, I get steady and do an...