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Calling Mule Deer #8496631 01/06/22 05:01 PM
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I only call sparingly when I try to call mule deer in. I try not to educate the does. I call only when I see a shooter buck with does that are in thick cover or moving away or later in the season if I see a group of deer that are moving off into thicker cover.


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Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: stxranchman] #8496746 01/06/22 07:09 PM
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Great video. I've seen it work first hand.

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Never tried this with Mules, thank you!

Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: Grosvenor] #8496761 01/06/22 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Grosvenor
Great video. I've seen it work first hand.

Ask BOBO the Clown on here if it works. His eyes looked like the emoji eek2


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Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: stxranchman] #8497193 01/07/22 03:16 AM
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I always picture his eyes looking like that all the time. He seems wound tight. Ahhh, to be young again.


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Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: stxranchman] #8497219 01/07/22 03:43 AM
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Good video stx. I stumbled into this mule deer calling thing back in 1980 while in college. I was a big bowhunter back then. I called in an ancient 8x7 175 class buck for my buddy a couple of weeks ago that was with 2 does. They came running in from 400 yds away just like in your video. I never hunt muleys without it. Don't always use it but I have it handy. Thanks for posting that.

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Originally Posted by Jgraider
Good video stx. I stumbled into this mule deer calling thing back in 1980 while in college. I was a big bowhunter back then. I called in an ancient 8x7 175 class buck for my buddy a couple of weeks ago that was with 2 does. They came running in from 400 yds away just like in your video. I never hunt muleys without it. Don't always use it but I have it handy. Thanks for posting that.

I had seen this group of deer from across this draw and about 2.5 miles away. Heat waves made it difficult to tell much with the spotter but thought they were all does. I had to go that direction to get to camp so I decided to go find the group. They were not there but did catch an ear moving thru the mesquites out about 300 or so yards. So I called them back to the open country. I could see dust heading my way, way before I saw a deer. I know there was 7 deer when I spotted them earlier but this all I called back to me. The rest of the deer were heading to water I guess, it was down in that draw they came back from. It works well if the bucks are with the does. I called in a group that I had run off back in the rut 2 yrs ago in Jan. They were off over 550 yards when I ranged them and they came back to within 20 yards of me. I think there was 17 deer in the group that came back to me...these two older bucks were in the group. The one with broken back fork was fully intact the evening before. My guess is these two tangled that night or early that morning. The old 4x4 I saw back in early December about 3 miles southeast of where I took this photo.
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Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: stxranchman] #8497650 01/07/22 03:51 PM
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Pretty cool. I'm glad I never had to take an antler to the eyeball for a girl.

Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: stxranchman] #8498254 01/08/22 04:38 AM
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I witnessed that in Montana last year. The deer were a long way off on a neighboring property running from hunters. Our guide hit the call. My buddy and I was like WTF! He trying to run them further into the property? He casually looks at us and says, “You might want to get ready!” We both start laughing. Then it was a mad dang scramble when all the deer came out of the draw at a dead run to us. Never will forget that!


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Originally Posted by BarneyWho
I witnessed that in Montana last year. The deer were a long way off on a neighboring property running from hunters. Our guide hit the call. My buddy and I was like WTF! He trying to run them further into the property? He casually looks at us and says, “You might want to get ready!” We both start laughing. Then it was a mad dang scramble when all the deer came out of the draw at a dead run to us. Never will forget that!

Ask BOBO about doubting if calling works and his reaction when he saw it live and in person.


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That was cool!


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awesome video. is that a fawn distress call?

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Awesome stuff as usual, sir! up

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Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: stxranchman] #8499342 01/09/22 06:54 PM
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Fawn in distress is almost cheating with muley does. I've never seen a buck react to it on his own, but will definitely follow his girls if he's working up a harem.


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Re: Calling Mule Deer [Re: stxranchman] #8499364 01/09/22 07:21 PM
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Good stuff


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