Sonora mule deer, best week?Contributors to this thread:
if you were booking a sonora mule deer hunt which week would be best?
I guided down there for 11 years, I always liked 1st week of January for mule deer and 2nd/3rd week for Coues.
...though I admit, the two biggest deer I've ever been involved with have been Dec 15 and Dec 30.
Best rut activity seems to be near 1/10 or so for mule deer. There is a very high chance several of the best bucks will already be dead by then though, especially if you're hunting bait with archery tackle. If it's bow-only, I'd go for first week of January. It's crazy the stuff they bait with.... Oranges and raisins!!!