Mule Deer Hunting
UNDERSTANDING MULE DEERS' SENSES
"...The one thing that varies little when hunting mature mule deer is their amazing senses. Successfully harvesting a mature buck all comes down to you outwitting a buck’s keen senses in order to get within shooting distance, whether you shoot a bow, muzzleloader, or rifle. To consistently get into the “zone” of mature bucks there are three major senses you’ll need to understand intimately…and outsmart…their sense of smell, sight, and hearing.
Ask a seasoned, archery mule deer hunter about getting inside the “zone,” and they’ll respond with a smile. Behind that smile, the hunter will reminisce the times when they were within 40 yards of an unsuspecting big buck. But you’ll also see the corner of their lip droop as they remember the disappointment…ahhh yes, the disappointment and regret; those times when the buck’s senses beat the hunter’s wit. A painful, dismal sensation that only goes away with time, but can return instantly with a simple flashback of that buck fleeing out of your life…again…forever. The pain burns deeply."