During the course of an elk hunt, there’s a pretty good chance you might spot a big mule deer on the plains of Montana as well. Assuming you have your deer license in addition to your big game license, this is a great opportunity to take one of these highly sought-after trophies. Last year, a number of our clients were fortunate enough to go home with a mule deer trophy in tow. Today, we’ll share a few mule deer hunting tips to help ensure your success should you have an opportunity to take one down.
Put Your Optics to Work
Getting into position to take a mule deer without getting busted is going to take some careful planning and consideration. Likewise, you’re going to be doing quite a bit of glassing as you approach your target. It can be easy to expose yourself to your prey on the skyline of the open plains of Montana. Stay low, and use your glass to keep your quarry in sight.
Get Ready for a Trek
Chances are, you’re going to be covering some serious ground as you get yourself in position to take a shot at a mule deer. Cut weight wherever possible, and make sure you’re in adequate physical condition to spend the day hiking, crawling and stalking through the brush. You may travel miles before you finally get a clear, reliable shot.
Patience Is a Virtue
When you’re not walking, you’ll be waiting. The last thing you want is to get busted after spending hours tracking a mule deer. Take your time, and don’t settle for a sub-par shot. Plan your positioning, and wait until you’re absolutely confident to take the shot. It will all be worth it at the end of a long, satisfying hunt.
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