It is tough to find better mule deer hunting than that offered by Big Buck Outfitters, Inc. There are lots of deer on the leases and trophy quality is outstanding. Harvest success rates are very high, and opportunity for success has always been 100 percent.
Big Buck Outfitters, Inc. is targeting mule deer at 6- to 8-years of age. Harvested mulies generally average in the 150s to 170s with 24- to 28-inch spreads average. The areas hunted produce deep forks and decent mass. Most mature bucks have an extra point or two. Bucks over 200 inches have been taken in the past with 180s taken most years. Big Buck Outfitters, Inc. is confident that on a standard hunt, every client should see mule deer bucks in the 150- to 180-class range.
In Wyoming the rifle mule deer hunts start October 1 and this early season ends October 14, with the late rifle season kicking in on October 15 and ending October 31. The October hunts are four hunting days – Oct. 1-4, 6-9, 10-13, 15-18, 21-24, and 28-31. These are good hunts to combine with antelope. In October, the mulies are hunted on feeding and bedding patterns. There are high mule deer densities in Wyoming, and clients usually see a hundred or more deer each day, with 10-50 bucks per day being common. The good old days of mulie hunting are back in this area of Wyoming!
There are not many areas of the country where hunters can pursue mule deer with a rifle during the rut – Montana is one of the few remaining. We pay a little more for licenses for the privilege of hunting the rut, but it is worth every penny. It is no secret that a rutting mule deer is a vulnerable mule deer, even the big old bucks. Couple this vulnerability with sound management practices and the result is great trophy quality and a high harves rate – Big Buck Outfitters, Inc. offers just that.
The Montana season starts the last Sunday in October and runs through the last Sunday in November. The rut hunts are five hunting days. The primary method is to cruise a lot of country by truck or ATV and to do some hiking to investigate certain hard to reach areas.