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:

TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES BOW LION ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
TRINIDAD COLORADO MULE DEER 30000 ACRES BOW LION ELK HUNT HOYT MONSTER MATHEWS
$500.00
Time Remaining: 7h 7m
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED MULE DEER BULL ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER GUN BOW
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED MULE DEER BULL ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER GUN BOW
$500.00
Time Remaining: 7h 7m
Mule Deer Trophy Hunt 10 DAYS New Mexico 9 13 22 2014 for 1 4 bow hunters
Mule Deer Trophy Hunt 10 DAYS New Mexico 9 13 22 2014 for 1 4 bow hunters
$400.00
Time Remaining: 10h 18m
Buy It Now for only: $750.00
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: 18h 4m
2014 South Dakota Archery Mule Deer Hunt Cancellation Hunt
2014 South Dakota Archery Mule Deer Hunt Cancellation Hunt
$1,590.00
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 6m
2014 SOUTHERN COLORADO UNIT85 3rdSEASON RUT MULE DEER GUN HUNT 4SPOTS LEFT 3799
2014 SOUTHERN COLORADO UNIT85 3rdSEASON RUT MULE DEER GUN HUNT 4SPOTS LEFT 3799
$3,799.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 29m
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2014 WYOMING PACK IN ELK MULE DEER HUNT COMBO 6700 100 DRAW ON BOTH ANIMALS
2014 WYOMING PACK IN ELK MULE DEER HUNT COMBO 6700 100 DRAW ON BOTH ANIMALS
$6,700.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 29m
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2014 CANCELLATION SONORA MEXICO MONSTER MULE DEER HUNT 185 220+INCH BUCKS 7499
2014 CANCELLATION SONORA MEXICO MONSTER MULE DEER HUNT 185 220+INCH BUCKS 7499
$7,499.00
Time Remaining: 2d 2h 29m
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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: 2d 4h 41m
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: 2d 4h 41m
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED RIDGE HD MULE DEER LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED RIDGE HD MULE DEER LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER
$500.00
Time Remaining: 2d 4h 42m
2014 High success Mule Deer hunt in the Nebraska Sandhills Free TAG now
2014 High success Mule Deer hunt in the Nebraska Sandhills Free TAG now
$2,995.00
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 31m
Buy It Now for only: $2,995.00
TROPHY UTAH MULE DEER HUNT HIGH SUCCESS PRIVATE GUIDED HENRY MOUNTAINS 2015
TROPHY UTAH MULE DEER HUNT HIGH SUCCESS PRIVATE GUIDED HENRY MOUNTAINS 2015
$750.00
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 22m
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ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL PRIVATE HUNT
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL PRIVATE HUNT
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 3h 27m
NEW MEXICO PRIVATE RANCH MULE DEER HUNT QUALITY HUNT UNIT 33
NEW MEXICO PRIVATE RANCH MULE DEER HUNT QUALITY HUNT UNIT 33
$500.00
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 36m