Mule Deer Hunts
Bucks are respectively in the 160 to 175 class range. The early hunt can be a great combination with black bear as the bears have left feeding on grass in the valley bottom and are loading up on sugar from wild berries. As winter approaches buck movement is usually first thing in the morning and right before dark. So, having a bear tag in your pocket makes daytime glassing more interesting.
Late October and November mule deer hunting is a little different, these bucks are now moving down from their alpine summer home. As the snow builds up and the rut begins, our hunting tactics change as well. It becomes more like our late season moose hunt, covering lots of ground by pick-up, jeep or snowmobile. Spot and stalk, glassing big country to locate bucks and make an approach. This hunt is much less physical than the early season mule deer hunt and can be a great combination with Shiras Moose for some extra action.