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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2023, 08:19:20 AM »
I think non-res have required to use a guide in Canada for decades.   Seems reasonable.  Hunters are a primary source of income for many in the rural areas. .  Stone sheep hunts are in the $50k-$85k range now.  Grizzly hunts recently outlawed, Caribou quotas cut, lotta pressure on guides to make a living.
Sorry to thread jack to the OP, hope you have a good hunt!

And that's fine if that what they want to do in CA, but I want the same restrictions applied to them in the states then. They have more opportunity than us, so it bothers me when someone from CA draws a tag Ive been putting in for
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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2023, 12:04:29 PM »
Should be a great hunt, looking forward to your story and photos, good luck!

Thanx!! Looking forward to it! Should be a busy fall with Washington, hopefully Montana and Saskatchewan
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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2023, 02:35:34 PM »
About 30 years ago I had a good customer here in the states that was actually born and raised in Saskatchewan. He still had family up there, in fact his whole family still lived there. We got to talking about hunting and over the years became pretty good friends. One day I brought one of my family albums to his warehouse, this particular album has a few bucks in it that were 29-33 inches and a couple that were some non typicals including the 13 by 9 my dad had killed back in 1967 that was the buck Iíve told stories of that a half dozen game guys, bios and college trainees came to our camp and weighed, they figured him at 450lbs live weight give or take. A couple of them said it was the biggest bodied mule deer they had ever seen. Well, he was impressed looking through our album, then he pulled his out from under his desk. Oh boy! There were a couple in there that made that 67 non typical look like an average deer!🤣 he showed me pictures of a handful of bucks that went over 400lbs. Bucks with spreads of 30-35 inches, in fact pages of them! Just incredible! It was one of the most impressive photo albums of a familyís hunting heritage Iíve ever seen, I thought ours was impressive until I got a peak at his, it was hard to put down, I just kept looking it over, over and over again🤣. Hunt of a lifetime from what Iíve seen. Good luck👍

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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2023, 03:09:28 PM »
Some more input to get your adrenaline flowing🤣 As some on here know my great grandma grew up on a ranch in Alberta in the late 1800,s. She met my great grandpa at a Wild West show that she was part of as a trick roper and trick shooter. They made their way to Washington state in 1910. She told stories of huge bucks theyíd kill in Alberta, stories of when she was a little girl of her and her sister and dad looking over 10 or 11 bucks and trying to shoot the smallest so they didnít have to pack or drag them because of to much weight. She told stories of her dad letting deer walk because they were to big! She also told stories of relatives (cousins I believe) that lived in Saskatchewan, they would get together once or twice every few years or so and she remembers some of the horns that hung on the barbed wire fence at their place. They would kill bucks, cut their horns off and hang them on a run of barbed wire fence. Grandma said it was over a 100 foot run with antlers stacked on them, all huge, weathered and faded. They didnít take pictures of them back then but my grandma used to love telling those stories around the fire. I could sit and listen to them all night long.

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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2023, 05:33:38 PM »
Read that the further north you go, the animals tend to be larger bodied in order to deal with the colder temperatures. Larger deer in the northern reaches of Canada and smaller deer, better able to deal with the heat, such as the Coues in Arizona and Mexico.

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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2023, 08:36:01 PM »
You should have an excellent hunt👍 a guy I know went up a few years ago archery hunting. Came back with an absolute giant mule deer! Post pics after please ha ha.

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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2023, 01:29:47 PM »
You should have an excellent hunt👍 a guy I know went up a few years ago archery hunting. Came back with an absolute giant mule deer! Post pics after please ha ha.

There will definitely be pics if I seal the deal!! There were definitely some giants taken this yr up there. Canít wait to head up
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Re: Saskatchewan Mule deer
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2023, 04:03:26 PM »
Lifetime dream that I am sure will never become a reality.   I hope itís awesome.

 


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