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Was wondering if anyone on here has ever been out west on public land on a mule deer hunt? That is something I really want to hunt before I get too old to do. Elk hunting interests me but a nice mule deer is more interesting. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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I did a hunt in WY near Ten Sleep with some buddies in 2006. It was fun. My buddies uncle used to work on a nearby ranch, and even though he no longer could access the ranch, he knew a lot of public areas that bordered private alfalfa fields. A lot of the guys have gone back several times. Tons of deer, but a lot of hunters too.


My buddy killed a real good one.


Biggest bodied deer I've seen by a long shot!


Saw a ton of mulies where I was elk hunting this fall near Williams Creek Trailhead in CO. Certainly a draw only, but it would be a good area to look into.
 

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Hey where you wanting to go? I have hunted public land all over southern New Mexico for 25 years. Not much public land in west Texas, but tons in New Mexico.
I would go to New Mexico but looking at their website it is a very small chance of drawing a tag. Something like a 10% chance to draw a gun tag. Did you gun hunt there?
 

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I did a hunt in WY near Ten Sleep with some buddies in 2006. It was fun. My buddies uncle used to work on a nearby ranch, and even though he no longer could access the ranch, he knew a lot of public areas that bordered private alfalfa fields. A lot of the guys have gone back several times. Tons of deer, but a lot of hunters too.


My buddy killed a real good one.


Biggest bodied deer I've seen by a long shot!


Saw a ton of mulies where I was elk hunting this fall near Williams Creek Trailhead in CO. Certainly a draw only, but it would be a good area to look into.
Very nice mulies. What part of Co. if Williams Creek Trailhead?
 

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Williams Creek is a great area, but so is alot of the areas off of Poison Park just before you reach Williams Creek. The Poison Park trail is more easily walked by a hunter without a horse since the Williams Creek trailhead has some pretty steep switchbacks just starting out. Take the Poison Park trail and find an Elk slide across the trail and use it to access the Mountains until you reach some clear areas and just sit and wait for them. John
 
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