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Old 11-12-2010, 09:09 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Referencing above, the rack is definitely 100% whitetail configuration. Nice deer! and nice shot!
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:37 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Very nice deer and shot. I have seen this mule deer / whitetail look a lot in west Texas and south east new Mexico. I was out side of Carlsbad,NM mule deer hunting and saw 4 mule deer that looked like white tail all in one morning.
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Very Nice Buck there. Horns sorta have whitetail configuration. Symetrical and Wide. 500 Yards is a respectable shot. How do you adjust for Longer shots?

I thought the same thing, it is in southern New Mexico so maybe they cross. I just have a lower end Leupold scope 4x12x40 rifleman. But I zeroed at 200 yards. Adjustments were 1/2MOA at 300, 2MOA at 400, and 5MOA at 500 yards. I did my home work and shot clays at those distances and made myself a cheat sheet you could see it on my scope. When I first spotted him he was 675 yards so I made my way around the mountain to get right at 500 since I had practiced out to that distance. I shot from one mountain to the next but the shot was straight across, I'm sure that helped a lot.
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Very nice deer and shot. I have seen this mule deer / whitetail look a lot in west Texas and south east new Mexico. I was out side of Carlsbad,NM mule deer hunting and saw 4 mule deer that looked like white tail all in one morning.



That's interesting. This is the second mule deer I've seen with this type of rack on this ranch. The last one was killed about 3 years ago. If I find a picture I'll post it.
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Congrads on the great buck.
As for the antlers I have been hunting in Idaho for mulies for 14 years now and have only seen one deer with similar antlers. My first deer ever had a whitetail like antler and a mule deer antler on the others side.
Not really sure but it may be some cross breeding (just me thought)


I was speaking to someone i know. They said that mule deer cross with white tail in this area. How true it is i'm unsure, but you may be right. maybe a hybrid? like a horse and donkey make a mule? I dont know. lol could be
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Thanks for all the comments so far guys. I'm still excited over the whole experience! LOL
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:39 AM
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Re: New Mexico Mule Deer Hunt

Nice buck 7mmRemMag unique set of horns. Myself and a couple good hunting buddies hunted south east Idaho west of Afton Wyoming in the 80’s and took two similar bucks there with the same configuration. They were both 3 pointers one being 26 ½” wide and the last one was 28” taken about 4 years apart. We kinda thought it might be a gene thing but there is whitetail all over Idaho so it may have been some kind of cross. From what I understand when mule deer and whitetail cross the mule deer loses eventually.

Any way good shot and your dope was right on…. haha. You will probably remember that day your whole life.
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