Winterkill Results

  This was a hot topic earlier this season.  Idaho Fish and Game has released some of their findings from radio collar studies that I know some of you will...

Why Buck Hunters Still Need a File Cabinet

Twenty years ago when researching hunts, I ordered hunting statistics directly from the biologist, bought newspapers over the phone from towns near where I wanted to hunt, and clipped...

Pending World Record Archery Mule Deer

On Friday, February 8th, a virtually unknown hunter revealed to the world what he had known since early September, 2018: that he may have taken the new world record...

So You Didn’t Draw? Now What?

Anyone who wants to kill a big mule deer must be a thinking, learning, adaptable hunter.  In my life, I've seen a lot of changes concerning where and how...

Exactly Where to Hunt After Hard Winters

Mule deer have been studied intensively the last 50 years. While we don't know as much about the species as we do whitetail deer, we do have a body...

Bucks I’ve Taken After Hard Winters

Winterkill is one of the wildcards a mule deer hunter has to contend with.  You can't predict it nor can you ignore it.  It will affect you at some...

Trail Cameras for the Big Mule Deer Hunter

Trail cameras became widely used in the West in the mid-2000's.  Watching the forums, TV shows, and magazines, I'd say they've only picked up steam since then.  Seems everyone...
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Killing Big Mule Deer: The Ambush

If you want to kill a big mule deer, you can't just rely on one or two tactics to get the job done.  Mule deer live in variety...

A Season of Hunting Big Mule Deer, Part IX

The next morning, I was in the big saddle by first light and again sat until close to noon without spotting the big buck.  My phone said there was...
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Killing Big Mule Deer: Moving in Deer Country, Part I

Last week, I introduced my latest blog series, Killing Big Mule Deer: The Where or the How? (KBMD.)  I'm convinced the "How" is more important than the "Where".  Let's...

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