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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2017, 05:19:39 PM »
i saw one ttibits mt in swakane one year archery hunting.  i thought it was a rare thing to see after talking to people I guess it's pretty common.  i would like to harvest a hybrid.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2017, 11:47:54 AM »
Id use the terms more aggressive and more adaptable.

Don't forget the twinning rate in whitetails is significantly higher as well.....AND they breed every year where some mules take a year off.
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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2017, 07:29:11 AM »
Seen 5 right along the entiat river last night. Im afraid they are here to stay.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #28 on: July 08, 2017, 12:59:04 PM »
The whitetail are taking over in the Pasayten Wilderness too. Muley numbers are on a decline in Northern Okanogan County. WA Fish & Game better get off their asses quick and make some serious changes (Late Archery Season, more late whitetail permits both sexs, minimize stress on Mulies durring rut, etc......) or Wa will lose the great Mule deer. It's probably safe to say that what is going on in Okanogan and Chelan Counties is most likely same situation along the Eastern side of the Cascades because of the WA Fish & Game lack of better judgement management.

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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #29 on: July 08, 2017, 03:07:41 PM »
Growing up in Lake Chelan in the late 60's early 70's the Boyd District(above Manson back towards Chelan) was full of Whitetails,  had to go into the Methow over South Navare to get into Muley's.

As for "managers" the WDFW are far from being that!!!!!

AS for the Whitetail,  the only Muley(IMHO)that beats it for taste is one that lives in the wheat land county!
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Re: Whitetail in Mule Deer Country at 7200 feet
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2017, 08:18:36 PM »
I agree the whitetail is more adaptable than mule deer. They are NOT more aggressive. I live with whitetail and mule deer in my yard and my leases every day 365 days a year. I have seen mule deer yearlings chase whitetail bucks away from a food source. In my 14 years of living with them on a 24 hour day to day basis , I have only once seen a whitetail buck act aggressive toward a mule deer. When it comes to a food source the whitetail ALWAYS take backseat to the mule deer. When I feed in the winter , I have to feed the mule deer and whitetail in separate areas. The mule deer will not tolerate any whitetail--including bucks- to feed near them. I see it   I live it...everyday starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. I am convinced the reason the whitetail multiply and the mule deer seem to be decreasing is the way they deal with predators. A couple years ago there were 10 mule deer does and all had twins. 20 fawns in the spring. Only 5 survived by December.  I know 3 were hit by cars. Too many cats , bears ,  coyotes and an occasional wolf.

 I can guarantee one thing...whitetail do not aggressively push mule deer from their established territory.
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