What is considered high country hunting?
The Location. The definition of “high country” differs from region to region, but what I have in mind are the highest reaches of the Rocky Mountains, well above even elk habitat — alpine habitat shared only by sheep and goats.
Where do mule deer hang?
Mule deer stand about 3.5 to 4.5 feet tall at the shoulder. Mature bucks weigh up to 300 pounds; does average around 150. Mule deer occupy many types of habitats in the Western U.S., Canada, and Mexico, including grasslands, forests, deserts, and mountainous terrain ranging from foothills to the alpine zone.
Where do mule deer bucks hide?
Mule deer can hide anywhere.
Because on that 101st time, suddenly there will be a deer standing there. They can hide in seemingly impossible places. Keep your binoculars up and keep looking.
How far will mule deer travel for water?
Typically, deer will drink water once or twice a day. Stowers says more studies are available on the distance deer will travel for water. The literature indicates that between 1.5 to 3 miles is about the maximum distance most will travel for water. Water is indeed a limiting factor in the distribution of deer.
Do mule deer bed in the same spot?
More than there is deer so to me it indicates they do not bed in one spot over and over each day. If you found a bedding grounds they will bed there but maybe not right in the exact same spot from day to day. Be careful messing around that area or you will push him out.
What do high country mule deer eat?
Mule deer are browsers, feeding on herbaceous plants and the leaves and twigs of woody shrubs. Mule deer are selective feeders. Instead of eating large quantities of low-quality feed like grass, they must select the most nutritious plants and parts of plants.
What elevation do mule deer live?
Elevations range from 2,000 feet to >14,000 feet, resulting in a diverse array of habitat types along altitudinal gradients. Most of the CPE exceeds 5,000 feet in elevation. Annual precipitation varies from <8 inches in some low elevation deserts to>40 inches in the higher mountains.