Mule Deer

Wyoming Mule Deer Under Fire?

Here We Go Again – Oil & Gas Leases in Western Wyoming’s Legendary Hoback Mule Deer Migration I believe Albert Einstein is credited with the expression, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and...


Idaho’s Best Mule Deer Units

The past decade or so Idaho has slumped off a bit regarding overall trophy quality and record book entries. However, this seems to be trending up, as Idaho is now back in the #2 slot with a whopping 284 book entries since 2000,...



Guy’s Top Wyoming Deer Hunts: 2018 Edition

The mule deer outlook in Wyoming remains somewhat bleak. Keep in mind, that a large proportion of our biggest deer reside on the Western side of the state and this area was hit very, very hard during the brutal winter of 2016-2...


Mule Deer Status: Wyoming And Idaho

Wyoming Adds New Antler Restrictions By Todd Helms: It is no secret that mule deer numbers in the Cowboy State are not what they used to be. Hard winters, predation, loss of habitat, disease, the speculative reasons are many an...



The Mule Deer Issue: Ryan Lampers’ Buck

Accomplished mule deer hunter, Eastmans’ member, and Eastmans’ Elevated guest Ryan Lampers’ hammers a trophy buck in the backcountry in  some of  Idaho’s finest grey ghost country. Lampers is in for a ...


Outlawed: Big Game GPS Coordinate Sales

It is still unpopular to scout a mature mule deer in a unit you don’t have a tag for and then sell those coordinates to someone who has the tag. Last year this concept was made known to the hunting world on a mule deer huntin...



CWD In Montana

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (MTFWP) advised hunters a deer killed in southeastern Montana is suspected to be positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). According to the Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance, CWD is “a contagi...


Gear List: 2017 Deer Hunt

This year on my Wyoming highcountry mule deer hunt I had everything thrown at me. From terrain to weather; I battled through mud, snow, rain, sleet; scrambled across scree slides, slipped through dark timber, and ground up shee...



Hot Weather Rifle Hunting

In the last four or five years, whether due simply to unseasonal weather patterns, or a more deeply rooted environmental change (that debate is better suited to Thanksgiving dinner than this article), I have hunted both Mule de...


Idaho Mule Deer: Winter Survival Rates

The past winter was hard on the deer herds. Snowfall in most areas was well above the average, and the storms made more difficult browsing for the deer. In response, each spring, Idaho Fish and Game captures and collars does an...