High country mule deer hunts are our passion. Make no mistake, mountain mule deer are tough, and hunting them is even tougher. For those that have the drive and physical ability to get up high, these hunts are remarkably rewarding. There is nothing prettier (or tastier) then a mountain Muley and the mule deer in our area are among the best in the state of Montana on public land. Horseback mule deer hunts are the ultimate western hunting experience.
Montana mule deer are not the same all over. Mountain mule deer in our area are not like the mule deer you will find in the deserts in other western states, or in the plains in the eastern part of Montana or elsewhere. Mountain mule deer eat different browse that result in large antler base mass, as well as deep chocolate coloration of the antlers. The mule deer grow quite large, and it is not uncommon for a deer to exceed 325 pounds in weight fully dressed out.
Our Guided Mule Deer Hunts
Our mule deer love the high country! Given the size and range of the mule deer in our area, using horses and mules is a must to cover ground and access the best habitats. Hunters need to realize that mountain mule deer occupy the high peaks and remote corners of the Rockies. If you truly want a trophy mountain mule deer, you must be prepared to work for it. Our turf covers portions of the Swan Range and Bob Marshall Wilderness, areas famed for their epic terrain.
Mule deer hunting in the backcountry using spike camping has been quite successful for us and allows hunters to learn a different set of hunting tactics vs. elk hunting. We can either provide a guided mule deer hunt exclusively, or in combination with elk, whitetail and bear. Although many of our hunters book combination hunts, if you would like to arrange a standalone “mule deer only” hunt, just let us know and we’ll make up a special hunt plan just for you.
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