Monday, March 23, 2009
This post is a shout out to all of you, who like me are already wasting precious work, church, and school hours day dreaming of next fall.
I am passionate about Mule Deer hunting. Not as passionate as I am about upland bird hunting, but it is definitely a close second. I haven't harvested a deer in over four years, so I am hoping that this is the year of the Mule deer. Northern Utah has suffered the past couple years from some pretty severe winters and it has really taken a toll on the population. Last year I chose to pass up some smaller bucks in hopes that they would grow into the buck of my dreams.
We have a motto it is a pretty simple statement, but it packs a big punch. "If you want to shoot big bucks don't shoot little bucks!"
Between now and then I'm already loosing sleep over the bucks I might see during the September muzzleloader hunt.
These pictures are from a hunt that we didn't harvest a buck. These pictures also illustrate why we now hunt the September muzzleloader hunt, we almost froze to death in the back country in 2007.