Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 15 of 15
  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    451
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 40 Times in 35 Posts
    Congratulations
    4
    Congratulated 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    You need to read mikes book. Hunting high country mule deer. It's a must
    David Longs book is also a great resource that can be purchased here on eastmans.com.

  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    360
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 41 Times in 34 Posts
    Congratulations
    2
    Congratulated 2 Times in 2 Posts
    What you look for depends on the elevation and type of country you're hunting. High country deer forage is different than drier climates at low elevation.......and mid-elevation is different from those.
    BOHNTR )))----------->

    B&C / P&Y Official Measurer

  3. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,164
    Thanks
    56
    Thanked 305 Times in 235 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Drhorsepower View Post
    You need to read mikes book. Hunting high country mule deer. It's a must
    I love that book, and also Public Land Mulies: The Bottom Line.

    Just remember both books have some slightly dated equipment recommendations. Especially Mike's book. If you follow that equipment advice, you might find yourself dressed like your on a 1940's era ascent of Denali.


  4. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    7
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Congratulations
    0
    Congratulated 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Finding a high vantage point in SE Montana can be difficult depending on where you are hunting. Definitely check out creek and river bottoms. I would recommend trying to cover a lot of ground because you never know when you will find a group of deer in a small draw or drainage. A lot of people stay on or close to the roads in public areas so the deer get pushed to private property or farther off the road. If you are going to be hunting on block management areas contact MT FWP. They can give you more information about the area you are wanting to hunt.

  5. #15
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    North Umpqua River, Oregon
    Posts
    2,237
    Thanks
    340
    Thanked 456 Times in 284 Posts
    Congratulations
    11
    Congratulated 7 Times in 5 Posts
    When we went to SE Montana in 2006, a couple things that helped us a lot was:

    1. Hunt the rut, mid November or later. The closer to Thanksgiving the better. Find the does and you'll find the bucks. It was really pretty easy.

    2. We hunted Block Management. I am assuming that program is still in place. You can get on a private ranch at little to no cost and have the place virtually to yourself. I recall we got the list of ranches in the Block Management program from the fish and game department.

    We hunted a ranch and our party had 10,000 acres all to ourselves. The ranch manger said that they had "very few deer, but most of their hunters tag out". We were into nice bucks every day. I'd have to say it was one of the most fun and productive deer hunts I have ever been on. It was a very fun hunt.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Picking the right magazine.
    By hvfd21walker in forum General Hunting
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-12-2014, 11:19 PM
  2. Need help picking a unit in NM
    By Ltsheets in forum Mule Deer
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-15-2013, 01:52 PM
  3. Help Picking GPS
    By hoshour in forum Everything Backcountry
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 05-12-2013, 07:30 PM
  4. Help picking a GPS
    By betterthanwefoundit in forum Other
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-19-2012, 10:35 AM
  5. tips for picking a spot to find mule deer
    By fatkid in forum Montana
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-16-2012, 11:31 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •