Jim River Guide Service
Ward's Outfitters It's Time (Mexico)
Mule Deer
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Ward's Outfitters 10-Dec-19
'Ike' (Phone) 10-Dec-19
sticksender 10-Dec-19
BOWNBIRDHNTR 10-Dec-19
Brotsky 10-Dec-19
yeager 10-Dec-19
njbuck 10-Dec-19
Ward's Outfitters 10-Dec-19
Bowboy 11-Dec-19
Ambush 11-Dec-19
loesshillsarcher 11-Dec-19
standswittaknife 11-Dec-19
Ward's Outfitters 12-Dec-19
Ward's Outfitters 12-Dec-19
Ward's Outfitters 12-Dec-19
SBH 12-Dec-19
SDHNTR(home) 12-Dec-19
Ward's Outfitters 12-Dec-19
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Ward's Outfitters 13-Dec-19
Ward's Outfitters 14-Dec-19
10-Dec-19

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It all begins on the evening of December 10th. Our quest to harvest this stud buck on one of our Archery only mule deer ranches. Our client arrives at 1145 am on the 10th and we will be sitting the blind at 1545. On this particular hunt we will be chasing coues in the mornings and sitting the mule deer blinds in the evenings. Stay tuned, we begin our first Will call hunt of the season.

10-Dec-19
Nice...

From: sticksender
10-Dec-19
Good luck. Look forward to seeing a pic with those huge antlers framing the hunter's face.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
10-Dec-19
Good luck brother!

From: Brotsky
10-Dec-19
Best of luck! Get him!

From: yeager
10-Dec-19
Less than a month to go........see you down there on January 5.

From: njbuck
10-Dec-19
good luck Steven!

10-Dec-19

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This morning prior to Jay arriving we went to our other mule deer ranch and did some glassing. We glassed up 9 mule deer bucks and two coues bucks. We picked up Jay at 1145. Went and ate a great lunch and got settled in at the hotel. We then went to ranch number 1 to check Jay's bow and it was perfect. At 330 we we're settled into the blind. At 540 we finally had movement but it was a small buck, a few minutes later from the opposite direction another dink was on his way. They saw eachother and moved together posturing until it got dark. On the way out I checked the camera and yesterday afternoon a solid 4x4 was at the oranges at 540. He's not our target buck but might be before the week is over.

From: Bowboy
11-Dec-19
Very nice. Good luck hope you get an opportunity at him!

From: Ambush
11-Dec-19
He forks real good. If he has some width, he’s very nice buck! Do the bucks there tend to put on mass quite late in life?

11-Dec-19
Good luck! Hope you get him

11-Dec-19
Updates?

12-Dec-19

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Today we started on ranch number 2. It wasn't 5 min on the ranch and we were into a good group of does with a solid heavy 4x4. He swiftly moved into cover never to be seen again. We continued to glass different spots all morning. In total we saw 15 mule deer bucks and 5 coues bucks. None of the bucks were what we're after. We got into the blind at ranch 1 at 4 and had a young buck show up at 535 he kept looking into the thick cover but no others appeared. We're getting lots of photos of the target bucks 1 hour after sunset. We're sure this giant moon isn't helping.

12-Dec-19

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12-Dec-19

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From: SBH
12-Dec-19
YES! Good luck to the hunters! Keep us posted.

From: SDHNTR(home)
12-Dec-19
Oranges? Deer eat oranges?

12-Dec-19

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This morning was a bit slow we only put eyes on 5 bucks but we were hunting a different area and it got hot quick. Glassed up this shed antler, I was wishing I had the kids here to go get it. While checking a waterhole I found a bunch of Indian arrow heads. The Indians were here 1200 years ago. To think I'm holding an arrow head that an Indian held over 1200 years ago is pretty cool. This evening we got into the blind at 415 and at 530 we had a good buck show up and feed at 32 yards. He needs about 2 more years and he'll be a good one. The buck fed for about 10 minutes and walked off. We then had 2 does come in to feed followed by a couple Javelina. We're noticing the bucks that are feeding after dark are getting about 25 to 30 min earlier each day. Hopefully tomorrow they show themselves in shooting light.

12-Dec-19

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13-Dec-19

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14-Dec-19

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Wide 3x3.
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Wide 3x3.
Sorry for the delay, we got back late last night. The morning started with a small hike up a ridge so we could glass. Right away I spotted some coues bucks and a group of does in the distance. We then drove to withing half a mile and worked in closer. The mule deer only had a small buck with them. The coues bucks was a 90 incher and not a shooter. The the afternoon hubt was good. We had 2 does and a small buck come into the blind at about 520 and at 535 a wide buck appeared and made his way into the feed, unfortunately he wasn't either of our target bucks. Jay is leaving today at noon. But will be back in January.

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