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Mule Deer Hunting - From Monster Desert Mule Deer in Mexico to Trophy Mule Deer in Alberta, Canada, we?e compiled a great selection of Mule Deer hunts, 71 in total. Mule Deer hunts from reputable big game guides and outfitters for that trophy room filling hunting experience. Guided and self-guided (drop camps) bow and gun Mule Deer hunts.


Top 10 Mule Deer Hunts (Gun)

  Location  # of Outfitters  # of Hunts  Average Cost 
Colorado1313$3,810
New Mexico66$3,225
Montana33$3,633
Alberta33$4,083
British Columbia33$4,583
Nebraska22$3,100
Arizona22$4,250
Wyoming11$5,250
Idaho11$3,750
Texas11$4,000

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Top 10 Mule Deer Hunts (Bow)

  Location  # of Outfitters  # of Hunts  Average Cost 
Colorado1212$3,731
New Mexico66$3,017
Montana33$3,633
Alberta33$4,083
British Columbia33$4,583
Nebraska22$2,825
Arizona22$4,250
Wyoming11$5,250
Idaho11$3,750
Texas11$4,000

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Mule Deer Guide (Odocoileus hemionus)Mule deer make their home in the Rocky Mountain region stretching from the northern most areas of Alaska and Canada clear down to the northern areas of Mexico. They are generally larger in overall size than a whitetail deer. The mule deer has several sub-species.

  • The desert mule deer is smaller in overall weight and antler mass than the Rocky Mountain mule deer. Its habitat ranges in the southern desert areas of the United States into northern Mexico.
  • Sitka black-tailed deer are also a sub-species that inhabit the coastal forest areas of southern Alaska and British Columbia in Canada.
  • The Columbia black-tailed deer inhabits the wet forested coastal regions of Oregon, Washington, northern California and British Columbia.

The mule deer gets its name from its large mule-like ears. Adult male mule deer are called bucks, adult females are called does, and young of both sexes are called fawns. Its closest relative is the black-tailed deer (considered by some a subspecies of mule deer). Unlike its cousin, the white-tailed deer, mule deer are generally more associated with the land west of the Missouri River. The most noticeable differences between whitetails and muleys are the color of their tails and configuration of their antlers. The mule deer's tail is black tipped. Mule deer antlers are bifurcated, or "fork" as they grow rather than branching from a single main beam (as with white-tails). Each year a buck's antlers start to grow in spring and are shed after mating season from mid-January to mid-April. Mule deer bucks have somewhat more prominent ears than females. Instead of running, mule deer move with a bounding leap (stotting) with all four feet coming down together.

The mule deer stands 40 to 42 inches at the shoulders and stretching 80 inches or so nose to tail. An adult buck will weigh from 150 to 300 pounds on the hoof, with does averaging 100 to 175 pounds. The occasional trophy-sized mule deer buck may weigh in around 400 pounds. The Mule Deer does not show marked size variation across its range as does the Whitetail Deer.

In addition to movements related to available shelter and food, the breeding cycle is important in understanding deer behavior and personality. The "rut" or mating season usually begins in the fall as does go into estrus for a period of a few days and males become more aggressive, competing for mates. Does may mate with more than one buck and go back into estrus within a month if they do not settle. The gestation period is about 190?00 days, with fawns born in the spring, staying with their mothers during the summer and being weaned in the fall after about 60?5 days. A buck's antlers fall off during the winter, to grow again in preparation for the next season's rut. For more information see main article on deer.


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BC Guide Outfitters
BC Guide Outfitters operates its Moose and Bear hunts within a 900 square mile plateau of prime Moose and Bear habitat. We have over 200 lakes and 3 major rivers.

We have a diversity of remote wilderness and replanted cut blocks. This has created some of the best Moose and Bear habitat in the world! It provides feed in the logged area, but still enough cover to create a safe haven for wildlife.

At the recent Moose workshop with BC's Fish and Wildlife dept. It was pointed out that our game managment zone had one of the highest Moose populations in BC!

This is what led to the best fall Moose season in 20 years this past year!

We have a great Base camp with cabins for our hunters on our lake front property. Some hunts are conducted from our base camp and some from our remote camps on remote lakes and rivers. In addition to our Moose and Bear hunts, we also offer premium wilderness hunts throughout our family of guide territories for Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Mountain Goat, Grizzly Bear, Cougar, Lynx and Wolf.

We pride ourselves on a reputation for friendly hardworking guides, awesome home cooked meals and well stocked camps. We have a very high return of hunters year after year. We are told that we make our clients feel at home and are treated like family. References are available upon request.

One of the secrets of our success has been that we are full time Outfitters. This is what we do. We spend from April to November in our camps and our territory, cutting trails, hauling in boats to remote lakes and building camps in the backcountry. We are also on the landscape scouting all season long. That is the difference between a full time operator and those that show up the week before the hunt and throw it all together.

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Species Offered
Bear - Black
Bear - Brown/Grizzly
Caribou
Deer - Mule
Deer - Whitetail
Elk
Lynx
Moose
Mountain Goat
Mountain Lion
Wolf

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