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Few hunts are more rewarding than a successful spot-and-stalk mule deer hunt. World-renowned hunter and professional guide Remi Warren dives into his tactics, decision making factors, and a number of his time-tested secrets, to help you stalk into bow range of a mule deer buck. Remi also provides you with tried and true meat and velvet care during those hot bow season months.
Ch. 1 - Introduction to Stalking Mule Deer With a Bow
When it comes to bowhunting mule deer, the most difficult part is pulling off a successful stalk. Remi Warren provides you with step-by-step directions on how to get within bow range of a mule deer buck.
Remi identifies the ideal stalk, and some of the ways you can stack the deck in your favor by waiting for the right opportunity where the deer's senses are at a disadvantage, meaning its eyes, ears, and nose can be beat.
Once you have a deer in a high percentage stalk scenario, it’s time to move in. Remi lays out his methodical planning process for successfully stalking into bow range while addressing each of the deer’s senses.
In this chapter, Remi breaks down how to move quietly by giving you tips for softening your steps, dropping your pack, and gear considerations for the final push. Remi also demonstrates how to move silently with a bow that can be awkward to crawl with.
Small mistakes can cost you the hunt. Remi explains how to count down the yardage as you move into the Strike Zone. Additionally, he discusses the techniques he deploys to set up and wait for a bedded mule deer.
Remi discusses the final piece of the spot and stalk puzzle: making a fatal shot. Most hunters that get this far blow it during this stage. Remi details the right, and wrong time, to draw and how to properly compensate for an alert deer that is potentially going to jump the string.
Mule deer bow seasons are typically earlier in the year - so heat will be a factor. Remi offers his hot-weather meat care tactics, including cooling. We will also look at how to keep and treat the velvet on the antlers of your buck.