Thanks Kevin, I hope someday to get a Mule deer worthy of mounting!
My wife puts up with plenty, so I don't throw a fit over this deal. I have some in the garage, the barn, my office, my folks' place, ...
Bitterroot, in Oregon a good blacktail is easier to get than a good Muley IMO. I need to start looking at other states I believe. I have only hunted mule deer in Oregon 3 times and have been applying for tags for 18 years, I am due next year to try again, you can't get one if you can't go! Blacktail are OTC
This doesn't mean big blacktail are easy to come by. Extremely nocturnal and they bed down in brush that's 10 ft tall. This is why I love hunting them so much!
Not saying big mulies are easy to come by either.