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A Tip to Remember for those that Like Hunting Big Mule Deer late season when you have the place to yourself this is the time to hunt Nebraska for the big bucks. With today’s in-Line Muzzleloaders and Nebraska opening up the Muzzleloader restriction to allow any scope and any bullet this is the time to catch him when he is trying to recover from the rut and gets lazy. Licenses are over the counter statewide and the season is open for the whole month of December!
Archers at the same time can eve use crossbows with no handicap permit required. You will have the private land to yourself, you will just need to share it with the deer.
Trophy Nebraska Mule Deer take 3 points to draw. It is Nebraska’s pearl when it comes to Mule Deer. It is the only unit that requires points to draw a deer license for Mule or Whitetail Deer.
A menagerie of hunting options from Mule Deer in the pastures, whitetail in the river bottoms. Don’t for get the turkeys pheasants, Doves and waterfowl. along with even Buffalo.
7000 acres of Semi-Guided farm and Ranch land lots of whitetail and a very experience landowner. The farm has a northern part that is Mule Deer and whitetail but the bulk of the hunting is for good whitetail. There is a 1 year wait for the Mule Deer hunting area and only 3 bucks are taken each year.
Two 4000 acres ranches with corn and alfalfa, a DIY/Semi Guided hunt 4000 acres each group.
This is a good true Mule Deer in the Sandhills hunt, low impact because it is driving, spot and stalk hunting. When you spot the buck it is quickly get out of the vehicle and stalk back to him. In Rifle you are hunting during the rut which is a great experience. 1st 4 days of season books early but there is usually an opening during the last 4 days of season.
The Best Mule Deer Whitetail Hunt to com along in a long time, Guided, Meals and Lodging while hunting 65,000 acres. 100% Success of course. Great archery and late season Muzzleloader.
Guided Meals and Lodging around the Irrigated Corn Fields in the Sandhills BOOKED
This has basically two farms for hunting. One is for whitetail and one is for Mule Deer. You are able to shoot either. The first 4 days of the season are booked each year leaving the second 4 days of Rifle all archery and all Muzzleloader available. The 2nd half of rifle usually books up in April but usually the archery or Muzzleloader seasons are available.
This is a small operation with a lot of land. If you want the first 4 days of the rifle Season you will need to book it a year in advance, other wise it is the second half on the rifle season that is available until April. The Muzzleloader December along with anytime archery is what is available. Not a bad time because the second half is the prime of the Mule Deer and The Whitetail Rut!
A total of only 4 hunters per year, 2 the first half and the second half of the rifle season. All are guided with meals and lodging with the woman and man that have lived there many, Many years and know the Mule Deer traits as well as the Mule Deer know them themselves. There are also some great whitetail on this ranch but the primary is Mule Deer. As a rule they don’t hunt the Archery or Muzzleloader season. This hunt usually stays booked but if it does become available it does book up a year in advance. BOOKED
Welcome to the Center of the world and the MUle deer know it. This is a Guided Private Property hunt limited to 4 hunters at a time per property. We only include the property(s) that have good Mule Deer or Whitetail Deer to hunt for quantity and quality. The rifle seasons usually books first so even though it may say booked, many times that is referring to the rifle deer season for Mule Deer when the rifle whitetail or any deer archery or Muzzleloader slots are still available if we are below outr quota in deer.
A late-season heaven for Mule Deer where they get into cover to begin their winter routine out of the wind. The hills much like the black hills are moderate, easy walking and the snow is there if you are lucky makes the Mule Deer easy to locate and the terrain makes it easy to get within 200 yards every time, well within today’s muzzleloader range.
Lots of land an a great combo hunt for birds and beast with beast being Mule Deer and birds being Pheasants, Ducks, Grouse and even Prairie Chicken, with or without dogs.
Great Mule Deer or even Whitetail Deer hunting during the late season at the end of the rut, second rut, or patterning them as the move from bed to to fields to eat and back on the regular basis that is required in December.
If you just need a warm bed, 2 or 3 meals a day and some prime hunting ground to do well this is the place to be. 100% success, many hunters saying they shot the biggest buck they have ever shot resounding through the ridge timber every year.
Mule Deer and Whitetail deer you pick your pleasure, you own the trigger, the rifle season is usually open but fills quickly on this high success hunt.
(We only include the property(s) that have good Mule Deer or Whitetail Deer to hunt for quantity and quality. The rifle seasons usually books first so even though it may say booked, many times that is referring to the rifle deer season for Mule Deer when the rifle whitetail or any deer archery or Muzzleloader slots are still available if we are below outr quota in deer.)
Whitetails and Mulies: Tips for the taking
Many whitetails, especially mature bucks, may linger on the edge of cover at dusk, waiting until it’s nearly dark to move into crap fields to feed.
Most white-tailed deer live in heavy cover offered by woodlands, and hence, are most abundant along rivers and in forested areas of eastern Nebraska.
The easiest way to harvest a whitetail is to spend an evening waiting for one to arrive at its dining room: a crop field adjacent to heavy cover. Chances are you found one of these feeding areas while you were looking for a place to hunt. All you need to do now is find a spot to sit that is within rifle range of the location where deer most often walk out of the woods and into the field. Don’t get any closer than you have to – the closer you are, the more likely it is that deer will see, hear or smell you and spook.
Most white-tailed deer bed in heavy cover, be it woodland, tall grass or a cattail slough, and many whitetails, especially mature bucks, may linger on the edge of cover at dusk, waiting until it’s nearly dark to move into crap fields to feed. A stand location in these areas is also a good place to hunt in the morning, giving you a chance to catch deer on the way back to their bedding area.
A spot 100 yards away is close enough to offer a clean shot. Look for a tree to sit against that will break up your outline and make you less visible to deer. If that tree is on a hillside overlooking a creek bottom, you will have a commanding view and an easy shot at any deer that walks out of the woods within 100 yards of either direction of your location. If there are no trees, look for other vegetation, hay bales, old farm buildings, machinery or terrain that can hide you from sight.
Deer start moving into crop fields an hour or more before sunset. The first to appear are usually does, fawns and immature bucks. Trophy bucks might not move into the fields until well after legal shooting time. That might be the case for all deer in a heavily hunted area during the season.
You can hunt crop fields in the morning, too, but you will have to approach quietly in total darkness, wait for shooting light and hope the deer are still feeding. Get to your stand at least 30 minutes before legal shooting time if you plan on hunting in the morning.
Another tactic for whitetail hunting is to hunt in the woods near the spot where deer are leaving the woods to feed. Deer will often mill around on the edge of cover before they walk into an open field. Walk the edges of fields, look for well-worn trails and follow them into the woods a short distance. From the trail, look for places where you could sit or hang a tree stand that provide a clear shot to that trail and possibly others. Don’t wait until the eve of the opener to do this scouting, as you could easily spook deer out of the neighborhood.
Most whitetails bed in heavy cover, be it a woodland, tall grass or a cattail slough. Go into one of these areas during the day and chances are all you’ll see is a deer waving its white tail at you as it runs away. That doesn’t mean you can’t hunt bedding areas, but doing so means getting there and on your stand well before first light, while the deer are still out feeding, and waiting for them to come back.
If you do decide to go for a hike in the woods during the day, walk softly and slowly, making as little sound as possible and stopping often to scan the cover for deer. Walk with the wind in your face or to your side so deer won’t smell you coming. They might still see you before you see them, but if you’re lucky, they will stand up and stare at you for a few seconds before bolting at breakneck speed. Be ready to shoot, and you might just get to.
If you aren’t seeing deer in the area you are hunting, but have seen them there in the past, be patient or check other nearby fields. Deer have a home range in which they spend most of their lives. But two studies in Nebraska have found this annual home range can be as small as 170 acres and as large as 1,500 acres – more than two square miles. Most whitetails use the same core bedding area throughout the year and move from there to the best available food source during any particular season. If they aren’t where you found them in July, keep looking, because they haven’t gone far.
Mule deer prefer wide-open grasslands and are primarily found in the western half of Nebraska, especially the Sandhills, Panhandle and southwestern regions.
One study found that crops made up half of the diet for mule deer in the North Platte River Valley during the fall. So like whitetails, a good strategy is to look for deer in the morning and evening around fields that abut large grasslands. But mulies don’t necessarily bed in the same area each day and hence don’t always follow trails like whitetails do, which makes it difficult, but not impossible, to find a stand location near a field. Also, a western Nebraska study found the winter home range of mule deer does to be more than three times that of white-tailed does, although the home range of mule deer bucks was actually smaller than that of white-tailed bucks and much smaller than mule deer does.
While spot-and-stalk mule deer hunting in the wide-open grasslands of southwestern Nebraska, Tim Rowley of Grant uses binoculars to try to spot bedded deer before they spot him. When he does, all that’s left is to find a way to sneak close enought for a shot.
The technique most often used to hunt mule deer, however, is commonly known as spot and stalk hunting. In theory, it’s simple: spend a lot of time looking for deer through your binoculars while driving or walking through mule deer country and then try to figure out a way to sneak within rifle range of one when you spot it. In practice, it’s not that simple.
Rather than using heavy cover to conceal themselves, mule deer often bed on an open hillside with the wind to their back, using their eyes and ears to detect danger approaching from downwind and their nose and ears to detect anything coming from behind them. All of a deer’s senses are sharp, but if hunters can stay out of sight and prevent their scent from blowing to the deer, they can usually close to within the range of a high-powered rifle.
With practice, mule deer are easy to spot with good optics, especially when they are up and moving in the morning or evening, or during midday when they rise to browse and stretch. When hunting on foot, don’t walk on hilltops where it’s easiest for deer to spot you. Creep slowly over hills, scanning cover a slice at a time as it comes into view. If you get close enough and the deer is still bedded, a whistle will typically get it to its feet without sending it running. If you happen to spook a mule deer from its bed, you can often take advantage of a fatal flaw in the species behavior. Unlike a spooked whitetail, which will run long and hard until it is out of sight, a mulie will usually bound away for a short distance and then stop and look back at whatever spooked it. Be ready to pull the trigger when they do, and you’ll be grilling tenderloins for dinner.
Since our Hunt’s are sold at a discounted price they are limited in number and sell out quickly. We cannot guarantee or promise a hunt until they have paid the deposit with a credit card or check. In the case of a check the hunt isn’t booked until we receive the check, and know that a called with a credit card deposit can move ahead while a check is in the mail.