View Full Version : Wyoming Mule Deer Lottery Success-Need Advice

07-11-2007, 02:56 PM
I have been drawn for a Wyoming Mule Deer Lottery tag and have been informed that the hunts begin September 15, 21, and 27. I will be hunting about 60 miles south of Jackson Hole. Outfitting will be provided by Great Plains Outfitters. Can anyone give me any advice regarding which dates to choose? I spoke briefly with the outfitter who said he could not really suggest one over the other, except that the first would be more crowded. Apparently residents can get tags over the counter and hunt the area we will be hunting. I am inclined to go to either of the other two dates, but would welcome any suggestions. I will probably be using a Remington 700 BDL in .270 with a Ruger No. 1 in 7x57 as a backup with handloads for both.

07-18-2007, 11:20 AM
You won't be there anywhere near the rut, so it's going to be hot most likely. I'd go late season and get high as possible each morning. Lots of glassing so take the best bino's you have. Mulies blend in so well with their surroundings, they can be easily missed or overlooked. Big bucks will bed just before or at daylight, staying within 10 yards all day before getting up at last light to feed.

If there are any green fields in the area, find the faint trails (does and young bucks will use the heavy trails as a rule) and set up at least 200 yards up the trail. You'll catch him leaving the field before first light and coming down at last light. You may need to be further up the trail. Hopefully, your guide is spending his spare time watching and glassing through the summer and will know where to set up. Good hunting, grayghost