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Who's ready for huge muley's!!!
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
TheSaint 23-Jul-16
BULELK1 23-Jul-16
caribou77 23-Jul-16
Charlie Rehor 23-Jul-16
iceman 23-Jul-16
rick allison 23-Jul-16
Jaquomo 23-Jul-16
SBH 23-Jul-16
TheSaint 23-Jul-16
Jaquomo 23-Jul-16
coelker 23-Jul-16
manitou1 23-Jul-16
EmbryOklahoma 23-Jul-16
Calgroundgame 23-Jul-16
warthog 23-Jul-16
wild1 23-Jul-16
Chief 419 23-Jul-16
coelker 23-Jul-16
midwest 23-Jul-16
Paul 23-Jul-16
SBH 24-Jul-16
Jaquomo 24-Jul-16
Mule Power 24-Jul-16
Jaquomo 24-Jul-16
TheSaint 24-Jul-16
Jaquomo 24-Jul-16
MathewsMan 24-Jul-16
Jaquomo 24-Jul-16
MathewsMan 24-Jul-16
oldgoat 25-Jul-16
IdyllwildArcher 25-Jul-16
Jaquomo 25-Jul-16
BOHNTR 25-Jul-16
elkstabber 25-Jul-16
OFFHNTN 25-Jul-16
Dan Mallia 11-Aug-16
Brotsky 11-Aug-16
EmbryOklahoma 11-Aug-16
From: TheSaint
23-Jul-16

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Took this pic today while scouting my unit. Would you shoot or pass? I think he'll be my backup buck! What do you think?

From: BULELK1
23-Jul-16
Good looking buck

He would be very tempting!

Good luck, Robb

From: caribou77
23-Jul-16
I'd gladly take him!

23-Jul-16
I like brows, he walks:). NOT!

From: iceman
23-Jul-16
Wouldn't get a pass from me. Nice buck.

From: rick allison
23-Jul-16
I'd take him...or try at least :^)

From: Jaquomo
23-Jul-16
Blayne, considering where you're hunting I'd file him away as an alternate..

;)

From: SBH
23-Jul-16
He gets an arrow from me. What do you think he scores? I'm not experienced with mule deer scoring......I'm gonna guess 170?

From: TheSaint
23-Jul-16
Yeah, he's definitely a back-up buck. It'll be interesting to see how much he grows between now and then :)

From: Jaquomo
23-Jul-16
Low-mid 150s net after the velvet comes off. Pretty guy, but has relatively short mains, no brows, and short G3. Inside spread of around 18"

From: coelker
23-Jul-16
I have my wife hunting for the first time archery deer. He is a shooter for her in a second. PLease send coordinates and we will make your decision easy.

From: manitou1
23-Jul-16
I need to get off my duff and get out there and muley hunt someday soon. Been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I am 55 now and still haven't made it happen... and it is one of the tops of my "bucket list". Oh how time flies.

23-Jul-16
Since I've never killed a mule deer, he'd be in grave danger. Looking forward to August 25th and the 9 days after.

23-Jul-16
5 weeks out for our Mule Deer season and my honey hole on fire yesterday!!! Ugh. Still cant wait :)

From: warthog
23-Jul-16
Depends where your hunting and how many you'v killed. Good looking buck.

From: wild1
23-Jul-16
There are bigger, but I like the look of this one. Game on!!

Good luck!

From: Chief 419
23-Jul-16
I wouldn't be able to pass him. He's gets a chance to ride in the back of my truck.

From: coelker
23-Jul-16
I can not wait for season to start. I am starting my wife on her first archery deer hunt. We are packing the kids and hoping for a great family hunt.

From: midwest
23-Jul-16
Wouldn't even hesitate!

From: Paul
23-Jul-16
Drop him like a bad habit

From: SBH
24-Jul-16
Juaq/Mav- Thanks for confirmation on score. So I would be REALLY happy with a 170" is what your telling me! Id' still shoot that deer but I've never killed a good mule deer with my bow. Hope this is the year.

From: Jaquomo
24-Jul-16
Other than Randy Ulmer, pretty much any mule deer hunter should be REALLY happy with an honest 170 buck.

From: Mule Power
24-Jul-16
Pass unless I'm elk hunting and have a deer tag I can get every year.

If I'm specifically hunting mule deer chances are it took me at least a couple to 5 points to get it so I'm looking for bigger.

From: Jaquomo
24-Jul-16
Maverick, funny about "internet and TV" 200" muleys vs actual bucks that size. Cracks me up when a TV hunter talks about antler score on a buck that is very nice, but nowhere near what they are spouting. I believe it gives people unrealistic expectations, especially score-hounds.

When I bring guys to my cabin and show them a true 200"+ buck next to a 175 buck, they are like "oh...".

From: TheSaint
24-Jul-16
Lou,

This isn't the buck I'm after at all. However, the pic may be a little deceiving. I'll post a few more when I get home tonight. I think this buck will gross in the 160's. I doubt he'll grow much larger....pretty buck though! My scouting is pretty much done before the season opener. Heading to Nunavut to hunt musk ox and bou mid-August. There's a slight chance I'll get back to the unit before then but it's going to be tight! I've been pretty lucky with muley's so I'm really trying to hold out for a 180+. We'll see!!!

Blayne

From: Jaquomo
24-Jul-16
Blayne, knowing you I'm sure he's a backup buck. I estimated net low to mid 150s taking into account the deduction on the G3 and main beam, plus the usual side-side differences. So grossing 160 isn't out of the ballpark. Like I said, he's a pretty buck, just not what you're looking for.

Good luck up north!

From: MathewsMan
24-Jul-16

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I'm using my recurve this year so that buck would have a zwickey coming at him.

Of course if this buck that was just behind the deer I killed last year is bigger I'll be taking him with the stick.

From: Jaquomo
24-Jul-16
Cool buck, Scott!

Adding: I don't really care about net scores on muleys because some of the best "stuff" on a mature mule deer counts against the net typical score. My second-favorite buck is a crazy thing that grosses almost 180 but barely makes P&Y as a typical.

From: MathewsMan
24-Jul-16

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Agree- here's one from Town last year one of my officers had to shoot after a car hit him- he had already dropped his paddles!

From: oldgoat
25-Jul-16

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I'd settle for a really dumb one! Here's a shot of the only ones I've seen this year, in the parking lot of my archery club.

25-Jul-16
If I were a big buck, I'd go hang out in the local archery club parking lot during non-shooting hours too. Because irony is a beautiful thing.

From: Jaquomo
25-Jul-16
I found a roadkilled 170" whitetail in front of our archery range clubhouse. He should've stayed out on the range.

From: BOHNTR
25-Jul-16

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From: elkstabber
25-Jul-16
Less than two weeks to go for my first spot and stalk mule deer. Can't wait!!! Any 4x4 is in serious danger. And most 3x3s had better be careful too.

From: OFFHNTN
25-Jul-16
Me

From: Dan Mallia
11-Aug-16
I'd be flinging......

From: Brotsky
11-Aug-16
44 days and a wake up...seems like an eternity!

11-Aug-16
15 days and a wake up here, Brotsky! Ready to get on the mountain!

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