Got a question. No idea what he scores, any guesses? Mule deer also have much darker foreheads than whitetails, too. Paul that last buck exactly what I look for minus the broken tine . What do you guys think? We could both identify the elk but neither of us could differentiate between the mule deer and whitetail deer. We hunt highly-managed private property in the central portion of the state during the peak of the rut. Dec 21, 2017 #5 S. SunShine Senior Member. The quiz is located at the bottom of this article. 5 Spotting. The sirloin is a large knuckle of muscles, with a little bit of silver skin throughout. DAkota, The buck through the screen will go mid 150 IMHO. As far as the carcass goes, is there any difference between the two? Black tails also tend to be a little darker than mule dee… The whitetail deer can see: A. The main difference between deer and elk. White-tailed deer gallop rather than hop. Our South Dakota rifle mule deer hunting is nothing short of world class. Field & Stream may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. Research has suggested that mule deer may be the result of cross-breeding between whitetail and blacktail deer. You will hunt with Dakota Trophy for your Monster Mule Deer! Knowing where vital organs are in relation to each other along with shoulder, bone, and muscle can help you become a more effective shooter, killer, and lead to clean-ethical one shot kills and overall better shot placement on mule deer. It is also marked by white fur. More so than for a whitetail! Mule deer were named for their mule-like ears, which are larger than those of whitetail. For example, in Montana we refer to a deer with four points on each side of its antlers as a four point. The sirloin is a large knuckle of muscles, with a little bit of silver skin throughout. Especially if you grew up in the East and a basket racked 8 was a good buck. Whitetail-Mule deer hybrids may have antler characteristics of mule deer. medium-sized deer that lives just about everywhere in North America Weird. 1,921 1. Edward A. Leo Typical mule deer Killed in Platte Co., WY, 1993 Can you guess the score? Like most of their features, hybrid deer fall somewhere in the middle. Average score for this quiz is 6 / 10. Michelle_Nelson Bring on the Bears! For older deer, marinate it or use it for jerky or for stir fry and fajitas. Thanks a lot, and good luck hunting . Mule deer does not. I've been talking to several Nebraska outfitters about booking a mule deer hunt. A mule deer has much more white on their face than a whitetail. All Mule Deer look big walking away. What effect does this have? A mule deer’s diet is usually composed of weeds, leaves, and twigs. On Ben’s buck, it A whitetail-mule deer hybrid has metatarsal glands that split the difference, usually measuring between 2-4 inches and encircled with white hair. Wildlife Hunting Photography, Pictures & Artwork. 7 Wrapping Up. Hence their name describes what most people see fleeing whitetails. Im pretty confident I could guess a whitetail to within 5-10 in with a good look, but could I look at a mule deer and apply my whitetail knowledge to judging its rack. And Bou, I just get to sit at home and wait for phone calls on this one. In comparison, the top of a black tail’s tail, as the name implies, is almost entirely dark or black. The Mule and Whitetail deer also have similar brown coats making it even that much more difficult for a new hunter. When a buck whitetail comes across a mule deer doe in heat, if the buck is big enough he can drive off the mule deer bucks and breed the mule deer doe. The axis deer have the ability to take a food source away from the whitetail over a certain amount of time given their genetic height advantage, ultimately reducing the whitetails food source down to forbes. Mule deer have a coat that is more greyish-brown, while whitetails are more of a reddish-brown color. The first step in this process is establishing your reference points. Know Mule Deer Anatomy and Aim Small. In some areas, either a mulie or a whitetail can be taken on the deer license, and many areas have both. The blacktail deer then split off a subspecies, the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus), which is the youngest living deer species, arising 10,000 years ago. In some areas, either a mulie or a whitetail can be taken on the deer license, and many areas have both. 180 days B. A mule deer rack typically grows more up and out than a whitetail rack which sweeps more forward and around. The participation in the quiz will also reward you with a 50% off a subscription to the BuckScore® app. Joined Jun 14, 2016 Messages 121. Whitetail price vs. Mule deer price Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Michelle_Nelson, Oct 3, 2006. Whitetail Deer vs Mule Deer. 180 C. 60 D. None of the above 3. This is the easiest—and some say only—way to positively identify a whitetail-mule deer hybrid. Feb 29, 2012 - Explore Gary Schwingle's board "WHITETAIL DEER" on Pinterest. It was eye-opening to us. On young deer, this can be a very tender cut. by Todd A. Triple J Taxidermy Guest. Good luck! White-tailed deer are medium sized deer and are native to most of North America. Coues’ whitetails in New Mexico are smaller than mule deer and have a delicate appearance. Gauge your … I do not. Mule Deer. Out West where mule deer roam, we count a deer's antler points only on one side. Posted August 2, 2011 by manager. I do not. Mule deer can … If hunting it is absolutely essential that one can distinguish between the Whitetail and Mule deer to ensure a mistake is not made and the wrong species is taken without the proper tag. I think that people have heard that corn fed deer taste best so many times from their fathers, uncles, grandfathers etc. 6 Differences between Elk and Deer. Triple J Taxidermy Guest. There are some clear signs by while it is very easy to distinguish an elk from a deer. The whitetail deer can see: A. Think of it as a 6 point whitetail with a kicker on each G2. The mule deer’s ears also stand about a 30-degree angle on the head, as opposed to the whitetail’s which are rounded and stand more erect. In comparison, the top of a black tail’s tail, as the name implies, is almost entirely dark or black. The participation in the quiz will also reward you with a 50% off a subscription to the BuckScore® app. On young deer or aged deer, the sirloin may be sliced for steaks – eat around the silver skin. But as mentioned the forks are most important to a muley's score, especially the fronts. On young deer or aged deer, the sirloin may be sliced for steaks – eat around the silver skin. But the antlers look an awful lot like a mule deer. Dec 26, 2018 #7 . The pure white underside is contrasted by a darker brownish back side. The mule deer’s ears also stand about a 30-degree angle on the head, as opposed to the whitetail’s which are rounded and stand more erect. If you need a refresher on how bucks are scored, check out the story below. I feel that changing a whitetail into a mule deer is better than changing a mule deer into a white tail. I would guess the second muley that Paul posted to go at least 160", but I'm not the best at scoring. White-tailed Deer Vs. Mule Deer Don’t Mix. for people who haven't seen many mule deer will tend to over estimate because it looks bigger- taller, wider. was a mule deer doe and the father a whitetail buck. Knowing where vital organs are in relation to each other along with shoulder, bone, and muscle can help you become a more effective shooter, killer, and lead to clean-ethical one shot kills and overall better shot placement on mule deer. Whitetails also have a higher birth rate, their does can often breed their first fall at 6 months of age. White-tailed Deer Vs. Mule Deer Don’t Mix. You've hunted them, watched tv shows about them, read books about them, but how much do you really know about deer? Nov 21, 2020 - Explore Cole england's board "big bucks" on Pinterest. The blacktail deer then split off a subspecies, the mule deer (Odocoileus hemionus hemionus), which is the youngest living deer species, arising 10,000 years ago. They might have the genetics for big antlers, but until fully mature at 4.5 years, they are still filling out their skeletons and body mass. Whitetail can have a "gamey" taste. Played 1,839 times. Joined Jun 14, 2016 Messages 121. The underside of the tail of both species is creamy colored to white, so there isn’t much of a comparison there. However, the top of a mule deer’s tail is the same color as the sides and back of the pelt, down to a small, dark or black tip on the tail. See more ideas about big deer, whitetail deer, deer pictures. 2 Comparison Chart of Deer Vs Elk. Looks like about a 135-140 gross to me, but really difficult to tell from only one angle. Black. However, the top of a mule deer’s tail is the same color as the sides and back of the pelt, down to a small, dark or black tip on the tail. If hunting it is absolutely essential that one can distinguish between the Whitetail and Mule deer to ensure a mistake is not made and the wrong species is taken without the proper tag. Rochester, Wa. Black & White C. Wavelengths of blue D. Wavelengths of red 2. 16-Nov-14. A whitetail-mule deer hybrid has metatarsal glands that split the difference, usually measuring between 2-4 inches and encircled with white hair. In contrast, mule deer have large, obvious white rumps with rope-like tails that are usually white on the back side and have a distinctive black tip. So the blacktail and mule deer are the same species, but the mulie is a subspecies of the blacktail, and they are both close cousins to the whitetail. I feel that changing a whitetail into a mule deer is better than changing a mule deer into a white tail. There are some clear signs by while it is very easy to distinguish an elk from a deer. This was the last close encounter I had armed with a camera. You’ll notice that there are very obvious physical differences between a whitetail deer and a mule deer when you look close enough. In contrast, mule deer have large, obvious white rumps with rope-like tails that are usually white on the back side and have a distinctive black tip. There are some whitetail forms out there that are suitable for a mule deer. Here's how to find out. Whitetail have a “sweeter” diet all around and it reflects in the meat. Have you ever seen a fight between a Whitetail and a Mule Deer? It's hard to tell because this was taken through a blind screen window, but he will be in the lower 140 inch range I think. In theory the axis deer has the advantage of being able to take the browse line higher than the whitetail deer. Dec 26, 2018 #8 . Carrying a deer 300 miles on the fender of the car was a much bigger factor then corn vs. grass or whitetail vs. mule deer, IMO. Mule Deer Hunt. Nov 21, 2020 - Explore Cole england's board "big bucks" on Pinterest. 90 B. that they have come to believe it. Mule deer, on the other hand, are considered the world’s “youngest” deer species, having evolved into their current form as a post-glacial species only 10 thousand years ago. Dont judge a mule deer walking away. The first, and one that is sometimes shared by gunners from wide areas who have hunted both the whitetail and the mule deer is that the muley is stupid by comparison with the whitetail. Gauge your … A whitetail deer's gestation period is: A. For example, an average whitetail deer weighing about 125 pounds, viewed broadside, has a heart/lung area generally estimated give you a circle of around 10" in diameter at which to shoot. Located towards the bottom of the animal’s rear legs, the metatarsal gland should be four to six inches on mule deer and covered with brown fur. I live in South West Colorado and the mule deer often taste as good as elk meat (surprise!). Mule deer were named for their mule-like ears, which are larger than those of whitetail. If you look on the back left of this one you will see the shallow forks the guys above have mentioned. Our South Dakota rifle mule deer hunting is nothing short of world class. Fur Color. Dec 26, 2018 #8 . All rights reserved. I think that people have heard that corn fed deer taste best so many times from their fathers, uncles, grandfathers etc. At the same time, mule deer that eat sage brush taste terrible! So you think you know trophies? Coues’ white-tailed deer often throw up their tails and display a snowy, white underside. I think they look different. Quiz: The Deer Challenge. The white-tailed deer is North America’s most popular big-game animal because whitetails thrive just about everywhere. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > Oct 3, 2006 #1 . Mule deer have a coat that is more greyish-brown, while whitetails are more of a reddish-brown color. 5 Spotting. 180 days B. As of Dec 15 20. I've always felt it was a lot easier to get ground shrunk on mule deer but that's not usually an issue if you are within comfortable bow range. Field Scoring a Whitetail Buck. The main difference between deer and elk. Fur Color. An elk can be easily identified by noticing their appearance. I've been talking to several Nebraska outfitters about booking a mule deer hunt. Doe Size Mule Deer vs White-tailed Deer – Doe Front View. Take it and find out how much you know about them. Because no whitetail, mule deer or blacktail can grow its biggest antlers until at least 4.5 years old. Look at our pictures! What effect does this have? Know Mule Deer Anatomy and Aim Small. James . The whitetail can see how many degrees without moving his head: A. Coues’ whitetails in New Mexico are smaller than mule deer and have a delicate appearance. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Because no whitetail, mule deer or blacktail can grow its biggest antlers until at least 4.5 years old. Both black tails and mule deer have pelts that vary from brown to golden brown in the summer and grayish in the winter. All 48 contiguous states, Mexico and Canada have white-tailed deer, but some hold far more than others.This adaptable species can survive in the desert, extreme cold, and densely populated suburban areas. The axis deer have the ability to take a food source away from the whitetail over a certain amount of time given their genetic height advantage, ultimately reducing the whitetails food source down to forbes. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. Wildlife Hunting Photography, Pictures & Artwork. The other is that mule deer run substantially larger than Northeastern whitetailed deer. Most of my family is heading to Montana on a Mule deer hunt this coming weekend and we started talking about field judging mule deer vs whitetails. Black & White C. Wavelengths of blue D. Wavelengths of red 2. This particular mammal can live up to 11 years in the wild and up to 20 years in captivity. The first thing to look for in a typical mule deer are deep forks in all 4 corners. 7 Wrapping Up. Dec 26, 2018 #7 . So the blacktail and mule deer are the same species, but the mulie is a subspecies of the blacktail, and they are both close cousins to the whitetail. Two year-old mule deer are most frequently mistaken for hybrids. For a reference, this mule deer scored 156". The quiz is located at the bottom of this article. We feel it is our job as a whitetail outfitting service to educate our hunters and the general public in regard to scoring whitetail deer. Our clients consistently kill bucks scoring 160”-200”, and hunters should expect to see 15-30 bucks per day. Mule deer does not. then you have that nice curved main beam and good mass. Harvested Mule Deer (1229) Live Mule Deer (316) Elk (294) Antlers & Sheds (177) Antelope (139) Whitetail & Blacktail (106) Moose & Caribou (53) Bighorn Sheep & Mtn. Every year 1000s of hunters drive through South Dakota on their way to hunt Mule Deer, Whitetail and antelope. Our clients consistently kill bucks scoring 160”-200”, and hunters should expect to see 15-30 bucks per day. by Todd A. Posted August 2, 2011 by manager. The underside of the tail of both species is creamy colored to white, so there isn’t much of a comparison there. Black. Mule Vs Whitetail Deer: Understanding Their Intelligence and Behavior. But just in case, we asked the legendary New York deer guru to put together this quiz to find out how much you do know. More so if they are uphill. On young deer, this can be a very tender cut. We bet it will be to you, too. Field Scoring a Whitetail Buck. Copyright © 2020 Field & Stream. Great buck. 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