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soprano
04-14-2013, 12:47 PM
Planning a backcountry hunt in Montana anybody have any info on which of the backcounrty Hd's holds quality Mule deer trying to gatter info to narrow down my scouting area all information is appreciated

Bitterroot Bulls
04-14-2013, 01:12 PM
What do you mean by "backcountry."

soprano
04-14-2013, 05:15 PM
I meant Backcountry Hd's 250,251,280,316

soprano
04-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Bitterroot read some of your post including that nice velvet buck you got in the backcountry Nice and great post.

soprano
04-14-2013, 05:28 PM
Sorry i meant 150,151,280,316

Umpqua Hunter
04-14-2013, 05:43 PM
Hey Soprano, welcome to the forum...tell us about yourself.

Bitterroot Bulls
04-14-2013, 05:56 PM
Sorry i meant 150,151,280,316

Oh I see. Early rifle hunt. There are quality deer in all of those districts. Lots of outfitter traffic.

It is tough to just give out info without getting to know somebody first. Welcome to the forum, and join the conversation.

soprano
04-14-2013, 08:04 PM
Well i live in Utah for now. Owner of three Assisted Living Businesses. grew up in California Bought a nice lot below Forth Peck in Montana in Hd410 about three years ago hunted the 410 for 2 years with success but nothing big enough to brag about. Just build a solid oak cabin last year me and my uncle 543954405441 love to explore Montana as far as hunting this is why i joined this forum heard a lot of good things about it .So here i am researching for my next hunt away from the crowd and the road hunters hopefully getting my first trophy.5439

soprano
04-14-2013, 08:09 PM
Thank you for having me on this forum and posting back.

Bitterroot Bulls
04-15-2013, 01:18 PM
Nice cabin!

I wouldn't discount hunting a little closer to your cabin. There is legitimate backcountry near there, and some great deer have come out of that area as well. I hunt out that way myself often.

Deer densities are much higher there compared to the districts you enquired about.

On the early seasons, you have a chance at finding an older deer, which is nice, but you will likely see more elk hunters than bucks. Don't get me wrong, the backcountry hunts are fun, and you get to do it in the most breathtaking country in MT. Just know those hunts take extra patience.

soprano
04-15-2013, 07:56 PM
Tx
What district would you recommend 410 ? or more north

soprano
04-16-2013, 09:28 AM
Which district would you recommend in my are? Tx

Bitterroot Bulls
04-16-2013, 09:45 AM
Which district would you recommend in my are? Tx

All of the districts around there are similar as far as trophy quality and deer numbers. So it isn't so much about which district, but where in those districts. Mature bucks tend to hide out in the badlands country and/or private land sections until the rut.

So the standard advice applies. Look for hard-to-get-to areas and private/public border areas during your scouting. When the rut hits hard, find the does.

soprano
04-16-2013, 10:32 AM
Tx appreciate the advise