Is Mule Deer Hunting the Pinnacle of Western Hunting?

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Laramie

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I am passionate about both elk and mule deer and no other species even come close. As mentioned above, a bull elk screaming at you inside of 20 yards just does something that I can't explain so the edge for me goes to elk.

I have been lucky enough to take a mule deer well over 200" along with several other trophy class bucks. They are an amazing animal to pursue.
 

Wolfmann

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Elk hunting is awesome, but there is something about mule deer. They have my vote.
 

npm352

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I'd say mountain lion. They outsmart all the species game being debated.

I am biased, however.
 

Huntnnw

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I could say they equally both are and both have their times. Nothing better than a cool sept day with bulls screaming and on the flip side nothing like watching muley bucks in November chasing does
 

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I will say there is something to be said for there ability to remain unseen in areas of high pressure. And ya have to admire their ability to haul a## like it's nothing over some of the gnarliest terrain possible.
 

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Mule deer are not the smartest animals I have ever hunted.....I would hardly call them a pinnacle of anything. lol

They are a "Western Icon" in my opinion and they will always have a place in my heart. But I dont place them at the top.....
 
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LOL!

I think it comes down to whatever floats yer boat.

Western Icon is a great way to put it.

Got my first in 2019 and had a great time hunting them. A little location, location, location and some patience goes a long ways.
 

Pk_in_Dallas

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Nothing compares to a giant mule deer. Who agrees that a big mule deer is much harder to kill than a big elk?!


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