After a long andbtedious bow season, a buddy joined me for a rifle hunt to find some "elk"
Leaving the truck, I informed him that deer was not an option as we were going to be some distance from the vehicle on either side, and there were a large number of bulls during the rut in this area. We split up at 5 and first contact was after I had shot this, I am sorry was all I could say and gave him my gps coordinates. Not as bad of a pack out, I was all smiles
Truly a once in a lifetime Western MT mule deer!