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Early Season Mule Deer Tactics

Early Season Mule Deer Tactics

Sure, it was hot. The Nevada archery early season mule deer isn’t known for its cold weather. The high desert in August heats up quickly. Deer are everywhere just after daybreak, but they become scarce after bedding in the midday sun.  Maybe I’m a glutton for...
How to be More Successful Mule Deer Hunting

How to be More Successful Mule Deer Hunting

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 comes to hunting mule deer. It was...
Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears

The best bucks surely don’t come easy. “As I skinned the deer, my knife slipped and sunk deep into the flesh of my inner thigh…my mind was racing with every thought imaginable.”   The Source of the Inspiration As much fun as it is to hunt mulies at 12,000 feet...
Bowhunting Mule Deer Above Timberline

Bowhunting Mule Deer Above Timberline

Bowhunting mule deer above timberline has become very popular over the last few years. More and more adventurous archers have discovered that matching wits with a velvet-clad mule deer at elevations only a mountain goat should love is very rewarding. It provides a...
A Guide to More Comfortable Hunting Packs

A Guide to More Comfortable Hunting Packs

I’ve done my share of packing. As an elk guide, it’s the crux of the job. I’ve packed out countless elk, using every method known to man. While horses and mules are an awesome way to get game out, they aren’t always feasible. The vast majority of elk hunters pack meat...