Legacy Outdoors offers high quality hunts for trophy mule deer. The mule deer is very widespread – found from the deserts of Mexico, throughout the mountainous western US states, and into the prairie and forest fringe of western Canada. Mule deer have the heaviest body weight and largest racks of all mule deer species. Mature buck weights can vary based on location, but northern bucks commonly tip the scales at over 300 pounds. Decades ago, trophy mule deer were fairly common – but encroachment of whitetail and land fragmentation, to name a few, have made finding trophy deer more difficult. With that said, there are still areas that can produce record book deer of the Boone and Crockett minimum scores of 190 for typical and 235 for non-typical. In fact, at Legacy Outdoors we have a passion for HUGE mulies. So whether you are looking for a good representative mulie or one for the books, give us a call.
Mule deer habitat can vary greatly – from the forest fringe and open prairies of Western Canada, to the high mountains of the Western US, to the deserts of Mexico, they can be hunted in several environments. Legacy Outdoors can tailor a hunt to suit almost anyone of any physical abilities. Archery, muzzleloader, or rifle hunts all provide great opportunities. In most areas we hunt, tags are outfitter/landowner provided, OTC, or can be obtained easily in the draw. We can also help you find an outfitter if you have drawn a coveted tag. Methods of hunting can vary – ambush over agriculture, spot and stalk, high rack hunts in Mexico, horseback, etc as well as accommodation types – spike camp, cabins, classic wall tents to luxurious lodges. So whatever your abilities or desires are, after a discussion, we can find the perfect hunt for you. No matter what kind of mule deer hunt you’re looking for, we’ve got you covered.
Mule Deer can be hunted from late August to December, generally Early seasons are very good, especially for archery, as the deer are on feeding patterns and can be harvested in velvet. Later season hunts find rut crazed bucks on the prowl. All seasons are productive and provide a different type of hunt.
Colorado and Saskatchewan are the leaders in producing record book animals. However, many other areas also produce book deer. And many clients are just looking for a good representative of the species and some areas are really great for that as well. We can discuss your needs and select a location to help you find the quality of mule deer you are looking for. Legacy Outdoors represents several of the best mule deer outfitters in North America. Below you will find some info on the most popular locations to hunt mule deer. If you don’t see a particular location you want to hunt mule deer just give us a call!
Mule deer in Canada tend to have very heavy body weights and can have massive, heavy racks with character. We can archery or rifle hunt early seasons in velvet all the way through the rut and into December. Hunts are generally not too physical and involve glassing, spot and stalk and then approach on foot. Tags are outfitter provided and we take some great record book animals on these hunts. Often, we can combo a mule deer hunt with whitetail as well.
We hunt virtually all the western US states for mule deer and during all seasons – archery, muzzleloader, and rifle. From the sandhills of Nebraska, to the Eastern Plains of Colorado, to the high mountainous areas of most of the Rockies, we can put you in the right places to take the type of deer you are looking for. In most cases, tags are OTC or landowner/outfitter provide or easily obtainable with a year or two of planning.
Mexico offers some legendary mule deer hunting, especially during the rut in December and January. Most hunts are conducted utilizing high racks to see the deer over the brush. In addition, the mexican food you will enjoy while there is superb. Often other species such as coues deer or desert sheep can be hunted as well. Finding the right outfitter in Mexico can be tricky – we have done our homework here and work with the best of the best.
If you are looking for a great Mule Deer hunt, give us a call or fill out the form below and let us help you find the perfect mule deer hunt for you.