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DIY mule deer archery hunt
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Nolanh1986 20-Dec-18
SixLomaz 20-Dec-18
Nolanh1986 20-Dec-18
Nolanh1986 20-Dec-18
wildwilderness 21-Dec-18
APauls 21-Dec-18
Treeline 21-Dec-18
LKH 22-Dec-18
From: Nolanh1986
20-Dec-18
Looking for some advice on where to start with a DIY archery mule deer hunt. We’ve been looking into Wyoming for our trip but uncertain where to start. Our plans are to camp by truck and or hike into back country and set up camp from there. We are not looking for any record breaking bucks but mainly looking for a good experience and adventure being our first time out chasing muleys. I have looked into going to north eastern part of state but unsure if that is where we want to be. We would like to hunt public and any walk-in in property that is available but are needing a good unit where we can get drawn. We’ve hunted out west in many different states for turkey in the spring but have never done any big game and are looking for as much help as possible seeing that we will be traveling 20 plus hours to chase a lifelong dream of possibly encountering a big mule deer buck....any advice/guidance would be greatly appreciated

From: SixLomaz
20-Dec-18
Look for hard to navigate, remote, wilderness areas. Buy OnX Maps and learn how to use it.

From: Nolanh1986
20-Dec-18
Got every app you could think of haha....we are looking at sections A and B in Wyoming. Looks to have good public land and a few walk-in property. Are we pissing in the wind or is there opportunity

From: Nolanh1986
20-Dec-18
Got every app you could think of haha....we are looking at sections A and B in Wyoming. Looks to have good public land and a few walk-in property. Are we pissing in the wind or is there opportunity

21-Dec-18
This may be sacreligious on Bowsite, but one of the best ways to see mule deer in early archery is to drive the roads. Get a forest service map and cover a lot of ground at dawn and dusk. Can usually get a young dumb buck off the dirt road. Medium ones you may need a driver to keep the vehicle rolling while the shooter gets out the opposite side.

My buddy even killed a 180” buck with the old drive by technique. You just can’t take offense at being called a Road Hunter

From: APauls
21-Dec-18
Main objective - experience and adventure, prob not road hunting then. Even though like you say it can be effective.

From: Treeline
21-Dec-18
A and B are primarily prairie country with some little hills up north. Not very scenic. You might want to look further west.

Colorado also has a lot of options that can be drawn for 0 points. Some much prettier country, too...

From: LKH
22-Dec-18
Advice about wilderness may not work since most require NR's to use a guide.

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