Saturday, January 4, 2014

3A/3C AZ Mule Deer Success 2013

Our 2013 mule deer hunt was a great one.  We had a great group of guys and some good mule deer to chase.  And we even left some for 2014 (some not by choice).

Jack Kolar from WI traveled to AZ in hopes of harvesting a buck worthy of a life-size mount.  Little did Jack know that his dreams were about to come true.  One the evening of day 1, Jack and I had to get aggressive on a bedded buck due to other hunters in the area.  We were able to nudge the buck and Jack made a great shot at 260 yards as the buck was trying to slip out of the area.

 Jack's 194" AZ Mule Deer
 
35" Wide 4x6

Steve Ferenczy from OH was up next.  On the afternoon of day 4, we were set up on a buck I had found that morning.  After 4 days of hunting, Steve made the decision to try and harvest the buck.  A couple hours later and Steve's buck was down.  I captured Steve's hunt on film and it was featured on an episode of Cabela's Out West.  Click on the link at the bottom of this post to watch Steve's hunt unfold.

 Steve's 170" AZ Buck   31" Wide
 
J "Sanchez" packing out
 
Dave Betters from CO also traveled to AZ to hunt with BTO.  Mike Hancock and Dave hunted hard for a buck that any mule deer hunter would be proud of.  He was in a tough spot and often hard to locate.  But we beat the odds and had numerous encounters with this great buck.  Unfortunately, Dave had a few missed opportunities and the big, wide 4x4 made it through the season.  This big buck seemed to have 9 lives!  Maybe next year.......

 Big 4x4 Frame
 
 32" Wide ???
 
Cabela's Out West featuring Steve Ferenczy's AZ Mule Deer Hunt

 

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