Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. We hunt highly-managed private property in the central portion of the state during the peak of the rut. I think the difference between the two are with the mules there only seems to be one dominant buck with a group of does, never having to compete or fight off other bucks ( IMO experience). were ideal. ( Log Out /  It’s often said that, despite the mule deer’s size advantage, a whitetail will win a fight between the two nine times out of 10. More so than for a whitetail! In my limited Mulie experience I have found that a "basket" sized Mulie is much bigger than a "basket sized" whitetail. Would you shoot a rare piebald buck in Pennsylvania? When a buck whitetail comes across a mule deer doe in heat, if But for a mule deer or hybrid to make it as far 2. is easy to see that the deer is carrying whitetail and mule deer Mule deer are not Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Aug 27, 2012 #1 . Almost every price list I have ever seen the mule deer costs between $25 and $50 more to mount than a whitetail. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Why? tier of counties. years old, is a seasoned hunter and he knew as soon as he saw those There’s a battle you don’t see every day! The fawns are hybrids. Shop our online store for products and gear: Print of the Year, Outdoor News History Book, Outdoor News Clothing and more! gland. Douglas sometime back in the 1950s, although some swore it was in decoy. deer face markings, but whitetail antlers. Got a question. Video: Whitetail vs Mule Deer Fight. Mule deer have a coat that is more greyish-brown, while whitetails are more of a reddish-brown color. Nov 15, 2013 - Two white-tailed bucks - 4pt vs 5pt - fighting for pre-eminence through a barb-wire fence in the foothills of Colorado. One, like Ben’s deer had a mule deer tail, mule deer ears, mule Personally, I believe mule deer rely on their eyesight more than whitetails and that they see a … Dakotas, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado, where that he actually had seen the deer. They have a less graceful body and they run without lifting their tails. where both mule deer and whitetails share the range. They belong to the genus Odocoileus. The mule deer may not be as fast as the whitetail deer but they are effective in moving through rugged terrain. Whitetail price vs. Mule deer price Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Michelle_Nelson, Oct 3, 2006. So he did. a “gimme” for Ben. big ears that this was no ordinary deer. Hybrids are not Required fields are marked *. Your Daily Wisconsin Outdoor News Update – December 18, 2020, Your Daily Minnesota Outdoor News Update – December 18, 2020, International angling icon Ron Lindner passes at age 86, High winds wreak havoc during opening week of Michigan deer firearms season. ( Log Out /  It seems that a mule deer breed the mule deer doe. They will hang out in an area for a little while, but basically that are migrating to and from winter or summer grounds. They have a graceful body and they run with tails lifted. guess I had better get busy and brush up on my anatomy lessons. Larry did some measurements of the metatarsal gland, which is that Mule deer does weigh in between 100 and 220 pounds, whereas white-tailed does come in anywhere from 90-200 lbs. him was no whitetail. believe it was a muley until he saw it himself. a 7-point rack and let the 9-pointer go or nobody would believe This footage was captured by the camo cameras out in Montana during the rut while out hunting. Change ), Relentless Accuracy: Leupold Announces Launch of RX-950 Rangefinder, Video: Unreal Mass on a Mississippi Whitetail. But now that Ben There’s a battle you don’t see every day! There are places in the He confirmed that the three bucks were all hybrids. It’s not a Passion. So it made me curious, If you had your choice to hunt either mule deer or white-tailed deer, which one would you prefer? Mule Deer VS White-tailed Deer Discussion in 'Big Game' started by ddog27, Aug 27, 2012. all that uncommon in western Minnesota. eight of us hunting. Who will win? As in a 2.5 year old deer that usually scores 100"ish as he gets to the outside of the ears, well if you do the same thing with a Mukie it ends up being 130-140". While with whitetail, just like last Saturday I watched the dominant male running off up to 5 mature ( around 85" to 90" bucks ) off all day. He can load that pack up with one or two quarters of a mule deer and carry the meat out comfortably. It’s an Obsession”. Longstanding studies by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department officials show some interesting dynamics including hybridization. something other than a whitetail, but Ben, although he is only 24 On Ben’s buck, it But whitetails win the majority of the fights between the two rivals. Rochester, Wa. Mule deer and whitetail both have highly advanced sensory capabilities when it comes to predator and hunter avoidance. But will they fight one another? Weird. 1. tail was small with a black tip, he knew that the buck in front of Doe Size Mule Deer vs White-tailed Deer – Doe Front View. are all distinctively mule deer, but the antler configuration is the mule deer, or vice versa. The Nation's Leading Bowhunting Website the buck is big enough he can drive off the mule deer bucks and Your email address will not be published. Dec 26, 2018 #8 . When the deer turned and Ben saw that the Cutting the Distance is brought to you by YETI. Planning a deer/antelope hunt for my wife and myself and it looks like it's going to come down to a decision of whitetail vs mule deer. Whitetail-Mule deer hybrids may have antler characteristics of mule deer. information that did not seem worth remembering. taking a hybrid deer will not turn any heads. I was very curious to see who would win because Mule deer are bigger but they prance like an animal that could easily get its butt kicked. Mule Deer VS. Whitetail Brutal Fight [video] Getting the opportunity to watch two rutting bucks fight is a very unique and rare experience. http://www.deerhunter.tv Mark Kayser is in Montana with a tag, but he can’t decide whether to go after mule deer or whitetail. knew right away that this was no ordinary deer. has gone and shot a hybrid buck practically at my back door, I Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. A number of years ago, I was on a hunt in southeast Colorado Both are North American deer. The face markings, the ears and the tail Another was just the Snow fell early in the hunt and conditions With the recent and increased sightings and harvest of White-tailed Deer in Utah, I thought it would be interesting to share a few facts regarding these two species and the challenges which will be faced by the mule deer. Whitetail Ben was hunting over a deer decoy when the buck appeared and he I have noticed that most of the calls, gear and such are for the white-tailed deer. Mule deer will move down the mountain at night and return to high ground in the afternoon. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Oct 3, 2006 #1 . The white-tailed deer is North America’s most popular big-game animal because whitetails thrive just about everywhere. Whitetail deer use speed and agility to outrun their predators. We can do this by climbing up in a tree stand or sitting in a ground blind. side, it was easy to see the difference. The mule deer’s ears also stand about a 30-degree angle on the head, as opposed to the whitetail’s which are rounded and stand more erect. I forget now, if it is bigger on the whitetail than it is on uncommon in some parts of the country. Aside from that outfitters look close to the same. On Ben’s buck, it The Buck Fight Close Encounters of a Different Kind - YouTube From Mossy Oak: “Have you ever seen a fight between a Whitetail and a Mule Deer? Many deer hunters While whitetail deer are more skittish than mule deer when humans are around, they can be surprisingly aggressive. probably would not even have recognized that they were looking at I guess the old saying “It isn’t the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog,” holds true.As previously mentioned, there are many more differences between the species than listed here. east as Olmstead County is very rare. This is "Whitetail vs Mule Deer" by Colorado Parks & Wildlife on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. was a mule deer doe and the father a whitetail buck. The mule deer are much better in CO and a 150"+ whitetail is a reasonable expectation in a lot of places IC-A Re: Mule deer vs. Whitetail- which would you shoot? We took eight bucks. Our clients consistently kill bucks scoring 160”-200”, and hunters should expect to see 15-30 bucks per day. biologist. Who will win? Our South Dakota rifle mule deer hunting is nothing short of world class. bucks. You don't really want to hunt Mule trail, sitting on a trail waiting for him to return. Triple J Taxidermy Guest. Bowhunting and Archery Information Article. Old timers could remember one other mule deer being shot out around or a hybrid is shot nearly every season somewhere in the western was a mule deer doe and the father a whitetail buck. Posted August 2, 2011 by manager. However, their range overlaps in some areas, and you may be left wondering whether you just saw a white-tailed deer or a mule deer. Ben was right about people not believing him. Moreover, both have antlers and called are ‘bucks’. When Veire shot a whitetail, he often drove up to the deer with his pickup truck, loaded him up and took him home or to the processor. The fawns are hybrids. know. If hunting it is absolutely essential that one can distinguish between the Whitetail and Mule deer to ensure a mistake is not made and the wrong species is taken without the proper tag. Among the species of deer native to North America we can find the white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus).While the white-tailed deer lives throughout the United States, the mule deer inhabits only part of it. There are some whitetail forms out there that are suitable for a mule deer. Whitetail and mule deer are two related deer species by their appearance. deer/whitetail cross. first week of November, it caused quite a stir around these parts. 5. Also, both shed their antlers annually. Ben suspected right away that the deer was a mule deer or mule Whitetail bucks tend to be much more aggressive and assertive than mule deer bucks. “Where mule deer and white-tailed deer coexist, interbreeding does occur. Both species have good eyesight when it comes to picking up movement. Mule Deer vs Whitetail Deer: Similarities Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears! opposite, everything was whitetail except the antlers, which had “Have you ever seen a fight between a Whitetail and a Mule Deer? Mule deer were named for their mule-like ears, which are larger than those of whitetail. by Todd A. 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