So cool. I can't believe he came back that quick.I think I may have seen a bigger one in a neighborhood in Boulder but I was new to mule deer and may have overestimated his size.
Otherwise I think this buck I killed is probably up there with the biggest I have ever seen. Jumped him out of bed and watched him run away.. He came back 5 min later and I shot him at 40 yards.
I have also seen a typical buck in town on western slope that was every bit of 200"
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I got really lucky, I guess. I've hunted and looked for muleys like CRAZY in the 18 years I have lived in their territory. I have seen a handful of giant bucks and I am truly grateful to have this one on the wall! May you be so lucky somedayAnyone who answers yes to this question got really lucky once it hasn’t hunted much!
This is literally my dream buck...It's probably hard for any of us old guys to say "yes" given we grew up in an era where giant bucks existed in most mountains and we were hunting them with open sighted 30-30's
In my early 20s I watched a buck that had to be north of 250" run over a mountain one day. He had points going everywhere. He was way out of range (probably 700yds) so I didn't even shoot. A friend sent a few Hail Maries but to no avail. He was a giant.
I may have killed the biggest typical I have seen, but I don't know if that counts. I actually almost passed on him. I still shake my head about that one.
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