Posted by Michael Burrell on 11/15/2015
Timing the Mule Deer Rut
A distinctive grunt from below brought me back to the reality of my first desert mule deer archery hunt. In no time my eyes were glued to my binoculars searching the landscape for whatever it was that could possibly make such a groan. A large heavy-antlered muley with up-turned Roman nose and swollen neck filled my glasses. Suddenly, the cactus spines in my pants and the soaring temperature didn’t matter as I gripped my bow and felt the symptoms of big-buck fever coming on...