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#1 Blacktail Slayer

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 04:42 PM

I have some blacktail & whitetail deer books along with elk but was wondering what you all recommend for good mule deer books.  Here is what I'm thinking about getting.

 

Hunting Big Mule Deer: How to Take the Best Buck of Your Life

By: Robby Denning

 

Deer of the Southwest

By: Jim Heffelfinger

 

 

 

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 08:41 PM

I’m not a Robby fan. What about David Longs book?

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

+1 David Long.  That man spends time in the field.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:11 AM

Or old school bowhunter Dwight Schuh.
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Posted 05 January 2018 - 06:59 PM

How about the Kirt Darner books. Heard he killed some monster deer

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:23 PM

Or old school bowhunter Dwight Schuh.


This guy? I didn't know he was a seasoned bow hunter.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 09:23 PM

Ha, no. This guy and this book. Great info.

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:35 PM

How about the Kirt Darner books. Heard he killed some monster deer

He turned out to be a huge poacher and even stole and I think bought other people's trophies and then entered them into the books as his own.  You can do a search on Google and read up on all that.  Pretty sad.



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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

I’m not a Robby fan. What about David Longs book?

So what I get from Dave Long book reviews is it has a lot of hunting stories and not much on mule deer hunting strategy or how to hunt various mule deer habitat.  I should have started out saying I'm looking for more of a mule deer book that breaks down strategy and not talk hunting stories.

 

I might hold off on the Robby book after reading some reviews.  Thanks


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 10:48 PM

Ha, no. This guy and this book. Great info.

I read a bunch of reviews and it looks like one that will be on my list to buy.  Thank you



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 07:41 AM

Hey BS--most fellas on this site are pretty cool and sarcastically funny.  The Darner suggestion was totally tongue-in-cheek. 

 

One more book/author suggestion, Walt Prothero--Mule Deer Quest or Mule Deer Stalker. He was a biologist too and added a lot of additional info that may be of interest to you. 


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 08:51 AM

Blacktail,

 

Risk the money.  Long will give you strategy and tips for making life easier in the backcountry.  Search used books if you have to.  Definitely worth the effort.

 

Reviews won't give you info.  For that you have to buy the book.



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:23 AM

Hey BS--most fellas on this site are pretty cool and sarcastically funny.  The Darner suggestion was totally tongue-in-cheek. 

 

One more book/author suggestion, Walt Prothero--Mule Deer Quest or Mule Deer Stalker. He was a biologist too and added a lot of additional info that may be of interest to you. 

I see he has "Stalking Trophy Mule Deer" and "Mule Deer Strategies" but sounds like they are both really the same information.  I will probably look at getting one of those books to add in the home library.  Thanks



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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:26 AM

Blacktail,

 

Risk the money.  Long will give you strategy and tips for making life easier in the backcountry.  Search used books if you have to.  Definitely worth the effort.

 

Reviews won't give you info.  For that you have to buy the book.

Thank you TS.






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