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It's just my luck! When he finally hits the cam. All I get is the silhouette! #bowhuntingsucks #bigbuck #velvetmuley #moultriecameras

After he fluffed the velvet #velvetmuleys #velvetmuley #firstarcherybuck

Velvet! #velvetmuley Photo: static1.squarespace.com

Here is a flash back from 2012. BC mule deer hits the dust! What a great hunt that was. #fearnomountain #velvetmuley

These @stealthcamgsm have been awesome this year! Whose putting up cams and scouting? #trailcams #velvetmuley #scouting #stealthcam #warriorfuelhunt

#flashbackfriday to last year when @mrsestoos and I were antelope hunting and we saw a group of three bucks. I had to ask myself why we didn't have archery deer tags in our pockets 😤 #muledeer #velvetmuley #oregonhunting

Can't get here soon enough! 3 more weeks then I am chasing highcountry velvet. #kifarulife #highcountryaddict #velvetmuley #hoyttaggedout @hoytbowhunting @eastonarchery @rokslide @kifaru_intl @swarovskioptik_hunting

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They know when the HUNTS start, you can guarantee they won't be so easy to find here in the next couple weeks. #huntAVID

Thanks to the mountain goats that created a rockslide to get these bucks out of their bed so I could snap a quick pic! #muleymonday #utah #publicland #scouting #highcountry #phoneskope #vortexoptics #gamegearhunting #GGnation

Muley Monday! We have had some fun with our trail cams this year. I think I like putting up a cam and checking it just as much as I do chasing Mule deer! #stealthcam #muleymonday #velvetmuley #bowhunting #backcountry #re_fuel #elevate #weliveit #warriorfuelhunt

What did everyone think of today's #muleymonday with @stalkerstickbows ? Crunch time are you and your gear ready for the season? #muleycrazy #muleyfreak #tradlife #bowlife #bowhunting #velvetmuley

Archery Mule Deer
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Complete stoked to have harvested this beautiful mule deer. Finally have a moment to reflect after driving home and doing most of the meat processing yesterday. I find every hunting trip provides some sort of lesson; whether it's physical, mental, tactical - there are always struggles and challenges you can learn from. This trip was no different, but it also provided a number of "firsts" for me.
⭐️ First kill with a bow
⭐️ First velvet mule deer
⭐️ First time hunting Nevada
⭐️ First successful solo hunt
⭐️ First pack out until midnight
I've been shooting my bow religiously, training incessantly and to finally have everything come together is incredibly rewarding.

I spotted a few deer bedded from across the canyon. I would need to descend a few hundred feet and then climb another 800 feet to get to them. I worried about the wind and the thermals as the afternoon sun was slowly falling. I worried about lack of cover on the sage covered slope. I had my gear packed as I was already considering hiking out and over to another canyon so I decided to give it a go. The climb felt like it took forever in the hot sun. After an hour or so I got to a point with a landmark I figured would put me slightly above the deer, I took a quick break to catch my breath and put on my stalking shoes. I inched my way toward a small draw where I had last seen the deer, nothing. I figured I was still a little low and started heading up the steep, rocky slope, inch by inch. I looked up and to my surprise saw a velvet rack of antlers, close. Too close. I froze. I thought he had to have busted me, if not the wind, the sound. After a moment I realized I was safe, for the moment, as the wind was dicey, still headed uphill with the afternoon thermals. A quick range had me at 20 yards 😳 Closer than I've ever been to a deer on a hunt. I needed to work my way around and above him; to get the wind right and to also get a better angle for a shot. I creeped around and upward for what seemed like an eternity and eventually made it to a small clearing. If he stood up I should have a clear broadside shot from this angle. **continued below in comments**

About got ran over by this little dude today! He better smarten up or he's as good as dead with the hunts being just around the corner! With @tysonbarlow. #muledeer #deer #highcountry #scouting #gamegearhunting #GGnation

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