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#2709105 - 01/08/09 05:14 AM Trophy Mule Deer Hunt
Cacciatore Offline
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Registered: 08/24/06
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Loc: From WI...Live in IL
All,
Does anyone have any suggestions/experience on an outfitter for a trophy mule deer hunt? Maybe even with the potential to add an antelope as a combo, but not mandatory.

Thank you in advance.
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#2710064 - 01/08/09 11:33 AM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Cacciatore]
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Registered: 08/23/05
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Loc: W. Texas
What's your price range?
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#2710160 - 01/08/09 12:09 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: JGRaider]
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Registered: 08/24/06
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Loc: From WI...Live in IL
Pretty flexible. Quality animals is the key. There are for sure 3 of us (potentially up to 6) and we would prefer to pay more knowing that the area holds some true trophy animals. I am not saying we looking for canned hunts for booners, but I don't want to spend a fortune walking around an area that has nothing but immature deer either.
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#2710176 - 01/08/09 12:17 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Cacciatore]
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Comanche Wilderness Outfitters Inc. - Scott Limmer
PO Box 236, Livermore, CO 80536
Phone: 970-223-5330
Email: hunt_coloradoyahoo.com
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#2710234 - 01/08/09 12:47 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Cacciatore]
Mark R Dobrenski Offline
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What kind of trophy qualities are you wanting?

Thx

Dober
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#2710243 - 01/08/09 12:51 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Mark R Dobrenski]
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Registered: 08/24/06
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Loc: From WI...Live in IL
I would love to say a 30" muley, but we are also realistic. We understand that it is impossible to guarantee 200" animals, but we would love opportunities at dandies.
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#2710694 - 01/08/09 03:11 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Cacciatore]
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Registered: 08/23/05
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Loc: W. Texas
For absolute top end trophies, and probably $$$ to match, Sonora, MX and Alberta cannot be beaten. These are areas where tags are guaranteed. As is usual, do your homework (I can help you with MX if that's what you decide). Landowner tags are possible on the E Plains of Colorado, especially so with bow and muzzleloader and some gaggers are killed there every year, as with W. Kansas (draw only now). Colorado has put more trophies in B&C by far than anywhere, and big bucks are found throughout the state. The really tough to draw areas like limited entry Utah, Nevada, the AZ strip and Kaibab have very big bucks but tags extremely hard to get. E Montana has respectable bucks and (165"-175") is reasonable expectation, with expensive guaranteed tags and high success. I would highly recommend doing your homework and looking into Sonora. Huge bucks are there (and still rare regardless of what you read), and the Sonoran experience is like none other. I've been twice and really want to go back. Hopefully this helps a little, and I'll be happy to try and answer anything I can. If I don't know I'll tell you the truth.
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#2710761 - 01/08/09 03:29 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: JGRaider]
Cacciatore Offline
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Registered: 08/24/06
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Loc: From WI...Live in IL
Thank you for the feedback JG.
I did some searching about Sonora and Alberta. I will have to dig a little deeper.

We hunt Colorado Elk every other year and I know that certain areas especially the south west had a huge winter kill last year and I heard they are getting pounded again. That doesn't mean anything for the eastern part of the state though.

Once again I appreciate the feedback and keep it coming if any other useful info comes to mind. I will keep you informed as we start to lean one way or the other.
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#2711190 - 01/08/09 05:47 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Cacciatore]
Prwlr Offline
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Registered: 12/18/07
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Loc: Colorado Springs, CO
I priced some Eastern CO mule deer hunts and they ran $7 - $10K. The Kiowa Creek ranches (10K) have deer in the 180 to 200 class according to one of their guides. Heck for a little more you could go to Africa.


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#2711445 - 01/08/09 07:05 PM Re: Trophy Mule Deer Hunt [Re: Prwlr]
kcm270 Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
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Check out Three Forks Ranch and Piney Valley Ranch in Colorado.

Both have the kind of bucks you're looking for. Bring your wallet, and somebody else's money, too.

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