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#5699246 - 04/14/15 10:22 AM Mule Deer size...
rifleman Offline
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Registered: 11/19/08
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Topic with txtrophy85 brought this to mind on their size and how it varies from place to place.


So here is your normal size muley, middle-aged, nothing really stands out.



Here's the one struggling to to keep up following the one above.



When eye-balling them you have to consider that the mature does are over 200 the majority of the time and the yearling bucks are right about their size.








here's another 2 deer that were right there together, top one being one of those 250-260lbers.



then his traveling buddy


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#5699273 - 04/14/15 10:30 AM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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I always thought the brows were a good way to judge maturity on a muley as well?
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#5699282 - 04/14/15 10:33 AM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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The fourth one should be dead and on your wall

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#5699299 - 04/14/15 10:41 AM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
rifleman Offline
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I agree. 38 freaking inch OS when that woman shot him the next year.

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#5699302 - 04/14/15 10:43 AM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: Chunky Monkey]
rifleman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
I always thought the brows were a good way to judge maturity on a muley as well?


Not really, some have them, some just won't. Buddy found one last year that had 6" brows and was a young deer, his wife's was several years older and her's had none, both scored low 180s.



Edited by rifleman (04/14/15 10:43 AM)

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#5699315 - 04/14/15 10:48 AM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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#5699391 - 04/14/15 11:21 AM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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That a great mule deer a gocd trophy.

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#5699624 - 04/14/15 01:13 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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huge mule deer.

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#5699643 - 04/14/15 01:23 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: Chunky Monkey]
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
I always thought the brows were a good way to judge maturity on a muley as well?


I believe the brows have more to do with heredity not age.

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#5699806 - 04/14/15 02:54 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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Man, those are some great pictures. You take all of those?
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#5699817 - 04/14/15 03:03 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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scared
they are really big.By the way..How much the world record stands..weight wise.

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#5699850 - 04/14/15 03:23 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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They get THICK




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#5699956 - 04/14/15 04:46 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: matpk]
rifleman Offline
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Originally Posted By: matpk
scared
they are really big.By the way..How much the world record stands..weight wise.


Largest I'm aware of is a dressed weight of 410, which should put it around 520ish.

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#5699957 - 04/14/15 04:46 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: Chunky Monkey]
rifleman Offline
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Originally Posted By: Chunky Monkey
Man, those are some great pictures. You take all of those?


I did take them all.

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#5700081 - 04/14/15 06:15 PM Re: Mule Deer size... [Re: rifleman]
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A .257 wby will drop any of those deer stone dead



I'm pumped about the upcoming season those big ear deer get in your blood
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