Articles by Mike Duplan


Blueprint For Mule Deer

Blueprint For Mule Deer

Part III: Eliminate your variables Recently, I was invited by Aron Snyder to be on the Kifarucast podcast. It was during this podcast discussion that he asked me about how I would rank attributes of physical fitness vs. knowledge of animal behavior and habits when it...
One Man’s Journey

One Man’s Journey

Becoming a Sheep Hunter and the Quest for a Grand Slam Sheep hunting is a privilege. The pursuit is also the most coveted hunting opportunity in North America, as evidenced by hundreds of thousands of applicants applying for close to 1,000 available permits in the...
The State of Colorado’s Mule Deer

The State of Colorado’s Mule Deer

Almost eight years ago, I authored an article for Western Hunter on Colorado mule deer hunting and management. In it, I addressed population trends, big buck potential, and record-class mule deer potential and history. I also made some assertions and predictions. The...
The Hunt For One

The Hunt For One

Committing to hunting for one particular animal takes extraordinary willpower Sometimes, in special circumstances, a hunter comes across an animal in a place of opportunity that captures all of his or her attention.  The combination of the right animal, the right...