Muley Monday is here! It seems the more Mule Deer podcasts I do, the more excited I get about chasing bucks this fall. Today’s guest is someone I look up too. It’s no secret that I am a hunting book nerd and read about every good hunting book I can get my hands on. Mike Duplan, who I was introduced to through David Long, is the co-author of their book The Edge: The Complete Approach to Hunting High Mountain Mule Deer. Mike is a very accomplished mule deer Hunter and has taken some truly giant bucks over the years. In this episode, we talk a fair amount about hunting late season bucks and hunting in snow storms. Mike is a huge advocate of mental toughness and time in the field to be a successful Mule deer hunter and I couldn’t agree more.
Mike Duplan & David Long’s Book – The Edge: The Complete Approach to Hunting High Mountain Mule Deer
Whats up killers, you guys hear me talk about goHUNT all the time, but now is your chance to try it out for Free. GoHunt is running a limited time Free Trial. You will get full access to everything in goHUNT Insider for one month. You get full access to the best draw odds and the best draw odds system available. Full access to all of the insider gear and strategy articles, and much more. Now is your chance to test drive the awesome tool that everyone is talking about. This is perfect timing if you ended up not drawing any tags because now you can get free access to research and find some OTC hunts that still have serious potential. I have more tags than I have time for this year and that is all because of goHUNT, I highly recommend you take advantage of this limited time offer and sign up for your Free Trial. In order to get your Free Trial you must go to www.gohunt.com/tro there is no code so you have to GO HERE.
Today’s podcast brought to you by Solo Targets. Solo Targets are life-sized ultra-realistic 2D targets. I have been obsessed with the solo targets and love the realism of having to pick a spot on an animal and not just shoot a spot. With Solo Targets, you can turn any block target into a realistic hunting scenario for far cheaper than a 3D target. Honestly, I like the realism of the 2D targets overshooting a 3d Target. I also really like that all of the targets are actual life size target which really gives you a feel for looking at that animal at different yardages. I just got the new mule deer buck target and that thing is badass. The target alone will give you buck fever. We set it up in the field with just a small block target behind it which is such a realistic added pressure, if you don’t hit the vitals that arrow is gone. Just that added bit of pressure makes you really hone in on your target. Head over to solotargets.com and use The Rich Outdoors code TRO to save 20% off your badass target system. www.solotargets.com
Mike’s Background & Hunting Style – 3:48
High Mountain Muley Hunting – 15:08
Favorite Season to Hunt Muleys – 24:18
Hunting with Stormy Weather – 28:58
Hunting Later Season Bucks – 34:40
How Sheep Hunting has Helped with Muleys – 46:12
Mike & Daves Book: The Edge – 56:25
Genetics Over Prime Area? – 1:02:21
Final Words of Advice to the Public – 1:06:46