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Jumping a mule deer buck
« on: January 11, 2022, 03:50:45 PM »
What is your strategy for when you jump a mule deer buck out of its bed? Do you face into the wind and look for them? Do they go in the opposite direction of the wind? Do they circle around most of the time?

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2022, 04:03:04 PM »
What is your strategy for when you jump a mule deer buck out of its bed? Do you face into the wind and look for them? Do they go in the opposite direction of the wind? Do they circle around most of the time?

My experience is that they come out of their bed moving...

Maybe it's just the bigger bucks, but it seems once they decide to get up for something, unless it's another deer, they're gone.


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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2022, 04:33:16 PM »
Seems like if I jump them and they smell me, they are gone gone. No stopping no turning back, just gone. If they hear me but donít smell me, theyíll run out a ways and try to figure what I am. If they see me, usually theyíll run out a ways and try to confirm with their eyes what they saw.

Hitting the deck and trying to find a good rest for a quick shot is how Iíve rolled in the past. Seems they are just trying to put distance between themselves and the threat when Iíve bumped them have never noticed them running against the wind, etc.

I have definitely noticed that they will often circle back if they arenít 100% sure what bumped them.

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2022, 04:47:21 PM »
I grunt a few times, hoping to get them to stop and turn.  Works sometimes.  Doesn't other times.

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2022, 04:52:02 PM »
What is your strategy for when you jump a mule deer buck out of its bed? Do you face into the wind and look for them? Do they go in the opposite direction of the wind? Do they circle around most of the time?

Theyíre usually hopping or running away instantly when jumped so I try to kneel and get a shot or find a rest to get a shot if possible. Iíve had them circle back around to the same spot or close to the same spot numerous times. So I usually follow then circle back around after I lose their tracks.

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2022, 05:17:21 PM »
Iíve had them circle back around to the same spot or close to the same spot numerous times. So I usually follow then circle back around after I lose their tracks.

They call that move the "psaki strategy"

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2022, 05:24:01 PM »
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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2022, 10:18:17 PM »
I wait for that Deer to stand up (shut-UP!) take a pee, then shoot em"! :yeah:
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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2022, 06:24:02 PM »
I wait for the deer to run 60 yards stop and stare at me broadside and shoot them. Mule deer are dumb.

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2022, 06:26:35 PM »
I shoot em right in their bed
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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2022, 07:59:39 PM »
I wait for the deer to run 60 yards stop and stare at me broadside and shoot them. Mule deer are dumb.

Not sure if joking or seriousÖ

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2022, 09:39:37 AM »
I wait for the deer to run 60 yards stop and stare at me broadside and shoot them. Mule deer are dumb.

Not sure if joking or seriousÖ

Super serious. No other animal I would rather jump from itís bed.

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2022, 10:34:49 AM »
What is your strategy for when you jump a mule deer buck out of its bed? Do you face into the wind and look for them? Do they go in the opposite direction of the wind? Do they circle around most of the time?

If they circle around, it's a circle the size of the county. Muley bucks don't stop and get curious like whitey bucks.
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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2022, 11:34:13 AM »
If there's snow or I am able to track them I will go right after them. Many times I have had them run at first them slow down. If you are able to catch up and see them before they see you then your in luck.

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Re: Jumping a mule deer buck
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2022, 11:36:42 AM »
What is your strategy for when you jump a mule deer buck out of its bed? Do you face into the wind and look for them? Do they go in the opposite direction of the wind? Do they circle around most of the time?

If they circle around, it's a circle the size of the county. Muley bucks don't stop and get curious like whitey bucks.


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