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Mule deer from the house #6057913 11/30/15 04:07 PM
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We were at our lease last week. Because of a lot of scheduling conflicts, we had only one day to try to shoot a mule deer. The morning hunt was literally a wash. Pouring rain and 40 mph winds. It calmed down a little midday. We always see plenty of mule deer around the ranch house, so we set up a fixed rifle position to be ready. At 2:30 pm, I was out checking feeders and my fiancee told me she had shot a buck and he was down. It's a cull buck, but it's her first mule deer. The thing was massive. I know it at least weighed 160 and I would guess 180. She's exactly five feet tall, so you can see the body size.

We found two rattlesnakes in the yard. They were probably trying to hibernate under the ranch house. One before it got cold and another snakesickle trying to make it to his hibernaculum in a pouring, 45 degree rain. Before all the snake haters start bashing, yes, I'm a professional herpetologist and the snakes were relocated to hibernate under an old shack. I took one "artistic" photo of the big one.




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Re: Mule deer from the house [Re: UTAhunter] #6058009 11/30/15 05:10 PM
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hibernaculum


Originally Posted By: cameron00
If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.
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It's a technical term. smile

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Re: Mule deer from the house [Re: UTAhunter] #6059428 12/01/15 03:11 AM
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'Not a buzz-tail fan, but darn if that picture isn't art.

Congrats to your fiancée. Cute young lady, by the way. And the sniper position is impressive.


...and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Gen. 1:28
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Congrats to her on the muley. I do not like rattle bugs, but I agree cool picture.


Re: Mule deer from the house [Re: UTAhunter] #6060480 12/01/15 05:38 PM
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Really cool picture!

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