Mule Deer in the wild can reach a weight of up to 250 pounds. Able to leap up to ten feet in the air while running, they can reach speeds of 40 miles per hour and change directions on a dime. Bucks normally begin antler development and growth, largely dependant on the genetics, nutrition and age of the deer, in February or March and continue until mid to late August. During spring and summer, antlers are growing at an awesome rate, with large bucks gaining mass at a rate of up to a quarter of an inch per day.
Mule Deer hunting in Montana may be one of the most exhilarating hunts that we offer. Whether you are hunting with archery equipment or a gun, we use a wide variety of tactics to get you close to your trophy. We also will use spot and stalking for archery and gun hunts during the day. Evening hunts, especially archery hunts, have even seen us utilizing whitetail tactics through placement of tree stands near food plots and travel corridors. By far, most professional hunters will tell you that the toughest trophy to collect with archery equipment is a mature “Mulie” buck. Our clients usually experience several stalks per day on P&Y class animals. Our mule deer gun hunts are probably one of our best hunts with most of our clients taking deer in the 20-24 inch range. Our success rate is 100% on this hunt.