Ranch country in Western Colorado has an abundance of food, which means wildlife is abundant. Each year, many animals will head down from the high country to the lower altitudes where this food is available. Here is where most of our mule deer hunting occurs. The females will load into the alfalfa hayfields, and the bucks will naturally follow.
Mule Deer Hunting Tips
- We like to sit on a high point overlooking feeding areas, but also where we can glass the mountains that the deer are bedded on and see what is moving in. That way, we can move on a buck better and know which way he most likely will enter the fields.
- Mule deer hunting is for those who enjoy large game, with minimal patience. In a hunt, you get to stalk your prey instead of remaining stationary in a stand.
- There are two techniques in a hunt. You can do the spot and stalk, which you use binoculars or a scope and hone in on one particular deer and then follow it. On the other end, there is the walk and spot. With this method, you walk your land and try to find a deer before it finds you.
- If you have been traveling, take time to re-sight your gun before the hunt. Any inaccuracy in your weapon can cause frustration for you when the time comes.