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Alberta Mule Deer #6971201
11/24/17 03:50 PM
11/24/17 03:50 PM
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Back in April this year, Dad and I found out we lost the lease we have hunted in South Texas for the last 20 years. After our initial shock, we decided to use our lease savings on a Mule Deer trip. After a lot of research, I decided on an outfitter in the Peace River region of Alberta, Canada. We sent in our deposits and got excited for a trip together to a place we had never been.

We arrived in Alberta to 5* F temperatures. It was cold, but would only get colder.



We spent the first 2 days acclimating ourselves to the cold, and scouting some bucks. We saw several deer, but no sure shooters. One buck was a shooter if his G2 wasn't busted off. Others had great frames, but only 3x4, and some had great character but were too young.





Day 3, Dad saw one he liked, and put down this cool buck with a couple extra tines.



Day 4, another hunter in camp shot this heavy old buck.


Finally, on the evening of Day 5 (with temperatures of -13* F), we got a call from my dad and another guide that there was a good buck we needed to come check out. We hustled over there, and they were texting pictures the whole way. Judging only from the pictures, I could see it was a decent buck, especially for the 2nd to last day.



When we arrived, we looked the buck over, and decided to go after him. We got to within 350 yards in the tree line, and set up for the shot. One of his does I think saw us, and was coming up to inspect us. Good news, is he was staying right on her tail. I kept waiting for him to turn broadside, but when they got to 130 yards I was done waiting. It was a hard quartering shot, but I placed the bullet just inside his front shoulder, dropping him immediately. As I walked up to is buck, he kept growing. He was WAY better than any of us had guessed. The 300+ pound bodies on these things fooled my judgement on antlers.






It was a great trip with my dad, and I can't wait to do it again.



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Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971221
11/24/17 04:09 PM
11/24/17 04:09 PM
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The Woodlands, Tx
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All 3 are excellent bucks, congratulations!


Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971238
11/24/17 04:21 PM
11/24/17 04:21 PM
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Tyler, TX
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Outstanding animals. I really love the mass and the coloring of those antlers!!!!! Thanks for posting and taking the time to share what happened. Who was the outfitter?

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971245
11/24/17 04:38 PM
11/24/17 04:38 PM
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Outstanding

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971253
11/24/17 04:57 PM
11/24/17 04:57 PM
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Breckenridge Tx
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Great bucks, congrats.


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Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971261
11/24/17 05:04 PM
11/24/17 05:04 PM
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odessa tx
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Congrats to all !
Mighty fine bucks !
Looks like a great trip, sorry you lost your lease.

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971272
11/24/17 05:16 PM
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Great deer up

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971286
11/24/17 05:37 PM
11/24/17 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Russ79
I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.


Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971337
11/24/17 07:02 PM
11/24/17 07:02 PM
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Over yonder.....
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Over yonder.....
Sorry to hear you lost your lease after having it so long......glad you were able to make the best of it....Great bucks....


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Milf does the trick.

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Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971348
11/24/17 07:36 PM
11/24/17 07:36 PM
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Houston, TX
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Quick question, what was the estimate cost of the trip for both of y’all. You can message me if you need to. Thanks


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Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971360
11/24/17 08:10 PM
11/24/17 08:10 PM
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Arlington, Tx/Coke Cnty
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Congrats to you all. Great bucks cheers

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: dlrz71] #6971386
11/24/17 09:12 PM
11/24/17 09:12 PM
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DFW
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Originally Posted By: dlrz71
Congrats to you all. Great bucks cheers

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: postoak] #6971389
11/24/17 09:18 PM
11/24/17 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: postoak
All 3 are excellent bucks, congratulations!


Originally Posted by bill oxner
I plowed mules.
Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
I did build a cabin. Aka the brokeback shack.

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Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971422
11/24/17 10:09 PM
11/24/17 10:09 PM
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Great Bucks!


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Because I'm an idiot and don't know wtf I'm doing LOL. There you happy??


Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971591
11/25/17 01:53 AM
11/25/17 01:53 AM
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Wow! Awesome bucks!

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971611
11/25/17 02:26 AM
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Outstanding! Gotta love big muley bucks. Congrats.

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971625
11/25/17 02:39 AM
11/25/17 02:39 AM
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Round Rock/ Lometa
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Nice deer!

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971631
11/25/17 02:46 AM
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Texas
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Goldy you have had a heck of a season thus far, First Elk, First Alberta Mulie, what is the encore going to be?

Congrats cheers

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: kmon1] #6971635
11/25/17 02:49 AM
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Goldy you have had a heck of a season thus far, First Elk, First Alberta Mulie, what is the encore going to be?

Congrats cheers


cheers it's been a great year for sure, sir. The New Mexico elk and Alberta mule deer are my only hunts for this season. If I attempted an encore, I'd have to sell something for the taxidermy bill that's headed my way.



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Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971641
11/25/17 02:58 AM
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Awesome bucks. Worth weathering the cold for sure.

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971824
11/25/17 12:44 PM
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Very nice

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971852
11/25/17 01:30 PM
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a great hunt, congrats


hold on Newt, we got a runaway
Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971969
11/25/17 03:32 PM
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Dallas
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Wow! Great hunt and great buck

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: JH117] #6971975
11/25/17 03:41 PM
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The body on those are huge. Good eatin for a while. Nice bucks ya!ll killed.

Re: Alberta Mule Deer [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #6971991
11/25/17 03:54 PM
11/25/17 03:54 PM
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Three great bucks. Nice work! Those huge bodies get me going. Y'all able to ship or fly the meat home?


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