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#6918530 - 10/12/17 07:20 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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goodness. you have some real monsters in your area. you must be FAR west tx near hobbs NM.

Originally Posted By: Jgraider
Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Id like to know how much that bottom Mule deer weighs he is a hoss.


Very perceptive ST. These are sandhills bucks. We have been out there for going on 12 years now. For some unknown reason (to me) these bucks are huge bodied deer, much larger than Trans Pecos mule deer, and also the deer you find in Southern NM in the Guadalupe's. The mature bucks we killed were so large, we used to weight them on the ranch foreman's cotton scales. Many of them had a live weight (prior to field dressing) of 320lbs +/-. These are a good example too:




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#6918747 - 10/12/17 10:01 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Nice....
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#6918808 - 10/13/17 12:01 AM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Those are two nice deer. The second one will out score the first one but his mass and width are really cool. If you locate and stay with the does through the rut, the biggest bucks in the area will eventually show themselves. They'll travel several miles during the rut.

I hunted the western Texas panhandle for 25 years for mule deer and 300 pound deer were not uncommon. Also horn size can surprise most people if not from the area. These are sand hill deer with surrounding farm ground. I've taken many 160-170 class bucks plus one non-typical that grossed 203" and the state record non-typical archery buck that officially scored 222 6/8's.

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#6918924 - 10/13/17 07:35 AM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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My dad and I use to have a place up north of Childress by the river years ago. They got this big. My dad took one over 300 lbs. It was the best kind of hunting....free.


Edited by Cherokee Mingan (10/13/17 07:36 AM)

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#6918928 - 10/13/17 07:44 AM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: xitnet]
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Originally Posted By: xitnet
Those are two nice deer. The second one will out score the first one but his mass and width are really cool. If you locate and stay with the does through the rut, the biggest bucks in the area will eventually show themselves. They'll travel several miles during the rut.

I hunted the western Texas panhandle for 25 years for mule deer and 300 pound deer were not uncommon. Also horn size can surprise most people if not from the area. These are sand hill deer with surrounding farm ground. I've taken many 160-170 class bucks plus one non-typical that grossed 203" and the state record non-typical archery buck that officially scored 222 6/8's.


Post them up.......please! smile
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#6919324 - 10/13/17 01:00 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Here you go Pitchfork:

203 Gross non-typical - rifle - 2014



222 6/8" non-typical - Bow - 2007


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#6919362 - 10/13/17 01:32 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Great Mulies!!
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#6919366 - 10/13/17 01:37 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: xitnet]
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Originally Posted By: xitnet
Here you go Pitchfork:

203 Gross non-typical - rifle - 2014



222 6/8" non-typical - Bow - 2007



Incredible deer! Congrats.

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#6919398 - 10/13/17 02:11 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Fantastic bucks.

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#6919919 - 10/13/17 10:47 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Have they ever figured out if the panhandle mule deer are desert muleys or not? I've been told they are Rocky Mountain mule deer

I talked to a guy that had a buck in his truck that scored 211" and weighed 312 lbs on the hoof.

Said he killed it in the Sandhills in pecos county but I'm not sure where that is

Deer looked like a horse
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#6920010 - 10/14/17 06:05 AM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Originally Posted By: Jgraider
Fantastic bucks.


Thanks for posting them! cheers
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#6920074 - 10/14/17 08:07 AM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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txtrophy85,
A biologist years ago told me they are a mixture of desert mule deer and rocky mountain mule deer. I honestly don't know.

Pecos county surrounds the Fort Stockton area but I'm no where near there. Some of the biggest bucks in recent years have come out of the sand hills west of Lubbock.

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#6920286 - 10/14/17 11:58 AM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: xitnet]
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Originally Posted By: xitnet
txtrophy85,
A biologist years ago told me they are a mixture of desert mule deer and rocky mountain mule deer. I honestly don't know.

Pecos county surrounds the Fort Stockton area but I'm no where near there. Some of the biggest bucks in recent years have come out of the sand hills west of Lubbock.


I hunt pecos county and have not seen any Sandhills maybe up around imperial there may be some
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#6920309 - 10/14/17 12:26 PM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: Jgraider]
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Registered: 05/13/17
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Loc: Amarillo, TX
Never hunted Pecos county myself. The sandhills I'm aware of where big bucks roam are west of Lubbock and where I hunted in Hartley county.

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#6922002 - 10/16/17 07:33 AM Re: Couple of Good Muley Prospects [Re: xitnet]
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Originally Posted By: xitnet
Never hunted Pecos county myself. The sandhills I'm aware of where big bucks roam are west of Lubbock and where I hunted in Hartley county.


I forgot to say congrats! Awesome bucks, especially that bow kill! cheers
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