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    No way I could cut it down to one factor, but I would put persistence at the top of the list because it helps with all those factors that follow.

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    I'm relatively new to muley hunting and have lots to learn. I found this forum, and just started yesterday reading David Long's book, so hopefully I'm on the right track. I shot my first muley last year on the last day of season, an old 3x4 probably on his way down. We hunted hard for 6 days with temperatures topping 80 degrees in the high country and then I ended up shooting him in the desert below. From what I've seen and learned so far I'd say one of the most important factors is being really familiar with your weapon. Long shots under difficult conditions are pretty common whatever you hunt muleys with. I love shooting so I do lots of practice in the off season. It really pays off when the adrenaline is pumping and your mind is running 100mph to have the muscle memory and confidence to make a good shot.

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    my last and nicest buck was the last hour of the last day-so- yea dont give up untill the bell rings-but the best advice you will ever get is--walk 50 to 200 yds and stop and sit for 20 mins. and glass!!!!--- i spent many years walking as fast as i could to see what was over the next ridge-- doesnt work!

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    Time in the field and a positive mental attitude. My experience is the days get really long after about day 3 on a solo hunt.

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    No matter how many sticks, rocks, shadows or stumps that look like parts of deer I glass, I never blow one off, (learned the hard way, lol). Double check everything now.

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    Persistence, once you find the buck you're after.

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    For me it has to be the patience I have now that I diden't have when I was younger. Good optics and the ability to sit and glass for long periods has payed off big time. Also the self control to pass on average bucks and wait for the bigs ones.

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    I agree.. good optics and good glassing. It is amazing what you see once you start picking things apart.
    Arise... Kill, Eat! - Acts 10:13

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    Passion. Everything else falls into place.

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    Simply - dedication. Covers it all from research, gear prep, scouting, shooting, training, and then getting after it when it counts.

 

 

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