Mule deer on the great plains?

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  1. huntokanogan

    huntokanogan Well-Known Member

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    I am from Washington state. WA is a great mule deer state. I hunt them in the Columbia basin in knee high sagebrush/ basalt rock deserts to the 9,000 foot cascades and everywhere in between.
    I have been wanting to hunt them on the great plainsfor a while. I was thinking Kansas, Nebraska or SD. Anybody want to give me some leads? I'm looking for arias with good public access and a non-resident rifle season.
    Would like info on hunting muleys in the desert SW too. I want to hunt in the South desert (yes... I know the N.AZ units are better)
    I'll trade info on Washington for equaly good info from you.
    Thanks for the help guys
     
  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Of those states I think Nebraska has the easiest non-resident deer tag availability.
     

  3. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    From what I've seen, if you are looking for a wall-hanger buck in SD then you will be hunting private ground. Good luck finding a ranch to hunt, unless you can pay a couple grand per gun. Don't get me wrong, there are a few nice bucks killed on public ground out here but they are few and far between.
     
  4. Buffalobob

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  6. bota

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    looks like wyoming....
     
  7. Buffalobob

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    About 20 miles west of Casper.
     
  8. jorvin

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    bob i bet this is south of 20-26. i will be hunting north of hy. 20-26 this year. oh well. now i'm going to have deer dreams tonight! LOL
     
  9. scenarshooter

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    [ame="http://s423.photobucket.com/albums/pp311/patrickgsinclair/?action=view&current=Sarpybucks9-4-10012.mp4"]Sarpybucks9-4-10012.mp4 video by patrickgsinclair - Photobucket@@AMEPARAM@@file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid423.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp311%2Fpatrickgsinclair%2FSarpybucks9-4-10012.mp4@@AMEPARAM@@file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid423.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp311%2Fpatrickgsinclair%2FSarpybucks9-4-10012.mp4[/ame]

    Here you go....left mouse click the pic for a short video...
     
  10. scenarshooter

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    [ame="http://s423.photobucket.com/albums/pp311/patrickgsinclair/?action=view&current=9-11-10bucksbulls012.mp4"]9-11-10bucksbulls012.mp4 video by patrickgsinclair - Photobucket@@AMEPARAM@@file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid423.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp311%2Fpatrickgsinclair%2F9-11-10bucksbulls012.mp4@@AMEPARAM@@file=http%3A%2F%2Fvid423.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fpp311%2Fpatrickgsinclair%2F9-11-10bucksbulls012.mp4[/ame]

    Here's another one from last fall..click on the pic.
     
  11. huntokanogan

    huntokanogan Well-Known Member

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    Now thats what I'm talking about! Great bucks!
     
  12. scenarshooter

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    This is the buck from the first video....I filmed him in early September and then he dissappeared for about 2 1/2 months. We killed him only a few hundred yards from where I shot the video..he went 190" B&C.

    Gonna try to kill the other buck this fall...he should be over 190".
     
  13. Guy M

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    Terrific bucks there Scenar Shooter. Love those big mulies!

    Guy
     
  14. trout-n-salmon

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    HuntOkanagan - where are you hunting muleys in Washington. I have been looking for good muley areas for the past couple years in Washington and have not found an area that has alot of muleys. I usually end up coming back to the West side and shooting a blacktail. Believe it or not, in Washington I have had more success on Blacktail than any other deer species. I grew up in Oregon hunting Muleys in the Southeast of the state and am hot to trot on finding a good core area to hunt in Washington. Thanks in advance for putting me on the right track.