Mule Deer

How to Find Big Mule Deer Bucks During the Rut

Mule Deer

How to Find Big Mule Deer Bucks During the Rut

We’d barely walked a half mile from the trailhead on the first morning when a respectable, dark-horned 4×4 strode out into the icy breeze 100 yards ahead. The appearance sent my four buddies into a flurry of conversation. “Nate should shoot it; it’s his birthday.” “No, Carson, you’re up, we wanted...
Sam Lungren Nov 4, 2020
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Is This the New Texas State Record Mule Deer?

Mule Deer

Is This the New Texas State Record Mule Deer?

A few weeks ago, we told you about the potential new world record whitetail killed by a teen in Oklahoma. Now, it’s rumored another record was broken by their neighbors to the south. Greg Simons of San Angelo, Texas, shot a mule deer last week that seems likely to break the Texas non-typical record...
Spencer Neuharth Nov 12, 2019
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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...
Steven Rinella Nov 5, 2018
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Hunting Mule Deer Habitat

Mule Deer

Hunting Mule Deer Habitat

I’m fortunate to live in the epicenter of the country’s best mule deer hunting. Central Colorado has high numbers of my favorite big game animal and has long been known for producing trophy quality bucks that, despite some misinformed detractors, are very good table fare. Colorado has the perfect...
Brody Henderson Oct 27, 2018
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Mule Deer Glassing Tips by Steve Reid

Mule Deer

Mule Deer Glassing Tips by Steve Reid

Words by Steve Reid Spending time behind your optics can greatly increase your odds of harvesting a buck.  There are three main factors that I focus on to maximize my glassing efforts: good vantage points, good optics, and patience. Whether I’m hunting sage-covered hills or high alpine basins, I...
MeatEater Staff Oct 15, 2018
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MeatEater TV Season 7: Archery Mule Deer with Joe Rogan

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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...
Steven Rinella Oct 12, 2018
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MeatEater Season 7: Steve and Brody Hunt Colorado Mule Deer

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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...
Steven Rinella Oct 10, 2018
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Remi Warren, a Nevada and Montana Hunter, Weighs in With Ten Mule Deer Hunting Tips

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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...
Steven Rinella Oct 21, 2016
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