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Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails #7031151
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Donít ever hunt mule deer.

Ever. Just donít do it.

It will ruin whitetail hunting for you.


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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031156
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Would love to go but I doubt much of anything will change how I feel about my in general deer hunting.


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So will elk hunting

Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: redchevy] #7031178
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Would love to go but I doubt much of anything will change how I feel about my in general deer hunting.


You may be surprised.


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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031190
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I made this same mistake by going bass fishing in Mexico a few times. Really have no desire to beat up the local lakes any longer. Kind of wish I would have never gone.

Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: Leonardo] #7031203
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Originally Posted By: Leonardo
I made this same mistake by going bass fishing in Mexico a few times. Really have no desire to beat up the local lakes any longer. Kind of wish I would have never gone.



yeah I know what you mean.

bass fishing was ruined for me a long time ago. the only thing I get excited about anymore is fishing rivers for smallmouth/trout, but I only do that a few times a year anymore




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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031217
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Spot and stalk is just more fun! up


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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031262
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Kudu hunting in Africa falls into this category as well.


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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: syncerus] #7031338
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
Kudu hunting in Africa falls into this category as well.


I have heard that

Went over to a clients house the other day. He has 6 or 7 kudu on his wall, 2 Cape buffalo, 2 grizzlys, 2 elk, several pronghorn, only one whitetail.

I get it


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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031462
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Iíve hunted mule deer in a few states and whitetail in a few and I donít really prefer one over the other. I do enjoy the change of pace from one to the other but would not want to only hunt one from now on or any one critter for that matter.

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The cost of travel, time off ext keeps me from switching fully to elk/ mule deer. Although I am about to head out on my third elk hunt of the year.

Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031581
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I havenít done it yet, but Iím dying to. Plan on putting in for a tag. Been buying points in Utah for a few years now to cash in on a nice hunt down the road. I want a nice mulie pretty bad.


Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #7031600
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I'm almost done with sitting in a blind. I gotta get in on this Texas Mule deer thing.
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Spot and stalk is just more fun! up


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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Spot and stalk is just more fun! up


I prefer the spot and stalk from a Jeep method but they both beat the heck out of sitting still in a blind for hours.

Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031752
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I love hunting muledeer. I just can't see setting in a blind over a feeder and shooting a 30" buck but I guess it can be done. I love walking in the mountains looking for them thinking there's a big one in the next canyon.

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I made that mistake ( spot and stalk) at a Topless bar one night up

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Originally Posted By: Stub
I made that mistake ( spot and stalk) at a Topless bar one night up



Not to hijack the thread but let's hear the story! Lol


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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: txtrophy85] #7031944
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Walk point a few times in a combat situation and then tell me how "exciting" spot and stalk is.


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Re: Words of advise if you like hunting whitetails [Re: dogcatcher] #7031955
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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Walk point a few times in a combat situation and then tell me how "exciting" spot and stalk is.


....that would be called walk and shot hunting....walk until you get shot. Doesn't sound like fun unless your the shooter.


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I love hunting in general. To me there is no animal more majestic than a mature WT buck. I wouldnít t pass up a mule deer hunt but Iíve spot and stalked WT so canít be much different. Most people I know who hunt MD drive around in a ranger and spot the deer then drive close and shoot them.

On a side note I agree with DC nothing compares to walking on point waiting to hear bullets zip by your head, itís exhilarating.


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Walk point a few times in a combat situation and then tell me how "exciting" spot and stalk is.


....that would be called walk and shot hunting....walk until you get shot. Doesn't sound like fun unless your the shooter.


Nope, you are hunting something that will shot back. You are stalking your prey hoping to see him and get the shot off before he sees you.


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Itís funny. I hunt other stuff and am borderline obsessed with it. (Mountain hunts and woodcock primarily.)

But I still always look forward to whitetail hunting in November. I donít think that will ever change.


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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
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Walk point a few times in a combat situation and then tell me how "exciting" spot and stalk is.


....that would be called walk and shot hunting....walk until you get shot. Doesn't sound like fun unless your the shooter.


Nope, you are hunting something that will shot back. You are stalking your prey hoping to see him and get the shot off before he sees you.


I understand the strategy DC. I'm happy to say I have no experience doing it, but if your walking point trying to find me and shoot me before I shoot you, your a dead man walking.


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First deer I ever killed was a muley. After taking all day to get his [censored] up the mountain to my vehicle (no jeep!)I had all I ever need of Mule Deer hunting.
That's why I am a whitetail hunter.

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Meh iv done both but still like WT just as much... I just like hunting in general... just as happy with sitting under a tree and busting Squirrel

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