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First Mule Deer w/ Bow
I was blessed with a nice buck in New Mexico on New Years Day.
How old do you think he was...I’m thinking 8+
Another of his worn teeth.
Congrats! Do you have a story of the hunt?
All I can say is hunting mule deer is not easy. I was fortunate to spot this mule deer on the first day of archery season and stalk with 65 yards....and make a good shot. My hunting partner hunted five more days and managed to get a few shots off but never connected. This buck was the 4th largest we saw.
Awesome buck and pictures. Thanks for sharing. Great start to the year.
Beautiful deer congratulations!!
Excellent congrats. I love that season. I get there every other January. Can’t wait till next year.
Congrats on a beautiful deer. That is a buck of a lifetime in my world..
Congratulations. Beautiful buck.
Very nice deer! Congratulations!!!!
Nice buck ! Congrats on the buck and the scenery. I'd like to know more about the building if you know.
Congratulations! Much nicer than my first.
Awesome buck! Congrats Tater!
Congrats tatersalad . Nice job !
Super nice and decent weather as well. Congrats. Paul
Congratulations, love the handle!
Very nice. Take a picture of his teeth just a little bit farther back.
Cool old buck. Congratulations!
Well, if you're going to kill your first with a bow, might as well do it on a beauty like that! Great job, and great buck!
Great buck tate,congrats! Very cool structures,,looks like a good blind to me..
Congrats! He looks like a great buck too, nice work!
Not bad for your first :)!! Now you can focus on shooting a big one...HA!! Great deer, cool country. You're wrecked now.
Very nice buck! Congratulations!
There are a couple of places that will age you deer based on the rings in the front teeth. Much more accurate than the visual estimation.
Try this link:
Not many things in life funner than spot and stalk mule deer!!
As a life long resident of NM congratulations . I know the grey ghost with archery tackle is a great accomplishment. Just waiting for the "eastern bowsite yardage Brigade" to chime in on this hahaha great shot. Great work!
Nice one... congrats. Cool castle. Ed F
The teeth are far too worn to visually age. It also is very dependent on the area you hunt.(is the area hard on teeth?) We took an old NM buck in and it came out 8.5. It wasn't worn as much as yours. Great trophy.
Very nice buck, and good shot.
Www.deerage.com My Mulie came back at 7.5 and I was very pleased. Great buck and congrats! C