Mule Deer Hunts

Mule deer is term used to describe deer whose habitat is in the western half of North America. In most cases, the dividing line is the Missouri River. Mule deer get their name from their large ears, which resemble the ears of a mule. They are distant relatives to the white tailed deer, which is generally found east of the Missouri River. The most noticeable differences between whitetails and Mule deer (also called muleys) are the color of their tails and configuration of their antlers. Mule deer have black tipped tails and their antlers grow in a fork instead of coming off a single beam like whitetails. Male mule deer have antlers that start to grow in spring and are shed after mating season from mid-January to mid-April.

Mule Deer hunts

As mentioned before, mule deer are larger than eastern whitetails and an adult muley buck will weigh somewhere between 150 to 400 lbs. Some trophy sized bucks will exceed 400 lbs. The mating season, also called the "rut", usually begins in the fall. During this period, males will become more aggressive, and start competing for mates. Most rut competition involves some horn battles and pushing matches. In most cases, the deer do not injure each other. Bucks will mate with as many does as possible, and then fawns are born in the spring.

Aside from whitetail deer, mule deer are probably the next most popular game animal in terms of hunting. For mule deer hunting, consider a rifle that has good knock-down power with a 300-600 yard flat trajectory. Mule deer are tough animals and need something powerful to take them down. Due to the high terrain that muley's inhabit, some long range shooting may be required. When planning a mule deer hunt, be prepared physically to cover some uneven and potentially mountainous terrain. Also be prepared for the weather as it can change very rapidly at higher elevations. Most mule deer hunts are done through a spot and stalk method so good optics will be needed.

Here are some excellent Mule deer hunting trips that are currently available:

ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTLERS MOUNT HD
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTLERS MOUNT HD
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3h 23m
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK GUN HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK GUN HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3h 23m
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3h 23m
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3h 23m
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES BOW GUN ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES BOW GUN ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
$500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 18m
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
$500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 18m
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL COUGAR HUNT
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL COUGAR HUNT
$500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 18m
Mule Deer 9 1 8 2014 Bow 8 Days NMs trophy Rio Arriba County GMU51A map
Mule Deer 9 1 8 2014 Bow 8 Days NMs trophy Rio Arriba County GMU51A map
$550.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 42m
Buy It Now for only: $550.00
Mule Deer 9 16 22 2014 Bow in NMs trophy Rio Arriba County GMU51A map
Mule Deer 9 16 22 2014 Bow in NMs trophy Rio Arriba County GMU51A map
$750.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
Mule Deer 9 10 14 2014 BOW in NMs trophy Rio Arriba County GMU51A see map
Mule Deer 9 10 14 2014 BOW in NMs trophy Rio Arriba County GMU51A see map
$650.00
Time Remaining: 1d 17h 46m
Buy It Now for only: $650.00
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
$500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 19m
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED MULE DEER LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER GUN BOW
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED MULE DEER LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER GUN BOW
$500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 19m
2014 CANCELLATION SASKATCHEWAN TROPHY MULE DEER HUNT 5699 180 200+INCH BUCKS
2014 CANCELLATION SASKATCHEWAN TROPHY MULE DEER HUNT 5699 180 200+INCH BUCKS
$5,699.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 48m
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Colorado Discounted Private Land Elk Hunts or Trophy Mule Deer Hunts
Colorado Discounted Private Land Elk Hunts or Trophy Mule Deer Hunts
$695.00
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 3m
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER MUZZLELOADER ARCHERY ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER MUZZLELOADER ARCHERY ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 13h 19m