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Think mule deer hunting is easy? Think again. The biggest, oldest bucks are like a species apart
Big mule deer are different. A legendary bowhunter with 32 Pope & Young muley bucks to his credit shares his secrets for finding, judging, stalking, and making the shot on top-tier animals.
Some say that, compared to whitetails, mule deer are dummies. You could have fooled me. I thought of that myth as I lay on my belly and peeked at a giant muley buck bedded 35 yards away. I had crawled across an open yellowgrass plateau for more than two hours, and now I was pinned after the massive 8x9 stood, strolled 10 yards, and bedded again on an elevated hump of dirt. One wrong move and I’d be busted.
I have had the good
FALL 2018 A mature Colorado muley checks his surroundings.