ARCHERY FOR MULE DEER
Three Rivers Adventures offers exciting, high quality, trophy mule deer hunts. Our archery hunts are six-days, Monday through Saturday, running from September to November. Bow hunters on this quality hunt get first crack in September and October at the giant Mulies that live in our limited draw areas in the Rocky Mountain Foothills. We have guaranteed tags for Non-resident hunters so you do not need to apply for draws. The weather is usually warm and windy, which makes for great stalking conditions. You can expect shots in the 30-50 yard range, with some shot opportunities as close as 15 yards.
Years of tried and tested techniques have helped us to refine proven methods that get even novice bow hunters, with no stalking experience, quality shots at Pope and Young class deer. We take pride in our ability to get YOU into bow range for good, clean shot opportunities.
The habitat is primarily rolling foothills, brushy coulees and winding river bottoms. Our Mule deer numbers are very high and you can expect to see 20-30 bucks per day. We spot deer throughout the day and plan our stalks accordingly. A typical hunt can consist of many miles covered by foot, so you need to be in good shape. The area is about 3000-4000 feet in elevation, the walking is not generally strenuous but it can get hot out and the more ground you can cover, the better the hunting.
The normal temperatures for September and early October are 50-80°F with possible rain. It can get down to 35°F with wet snow. Late October temperatures occasionally drop to 20°F with a good wind, but 35-70 is normal. We only take 10-12 hunters, in 2-3 zones, all of which are good but vary slightly. Please call to see which areas are available for your hunt.
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RIFLE HUNTING FOR MULE DEER
This is the same exciting, high quality area as our archery hunts and each year we continue to produce bigger and bigger bucks. The limited entry draw for resident hunters has really started to pay off. This hunt is a RUT hunt and the action can be quite exhilarating. Most of our clients are in awe at the number of deer in the area and the multiple opportunities to harvest a trophy.
These hunts are 4 days in length, running from Wednesday through Saturday each week in November. This is more than enough time to harvest your trophy, as most hunters don’t even make the full three days. However, if you would like to add an amazing waterfowl hunt, or test your shooting & calling skills on our abundant coyote population, then we have several excellent combo-hunt opportunities. This gives you the chance to spend six days in camp and get to know your guide and the area before the Mule deer hunt.
The normal temperatures for November are 20-50°F with snow very possible. It can get down to 0°F with heavy snow. Wind is common here during all seasons, but during this time of year they usually include warm air from the pacific, called Chinooks. This generally keeps the snow pack from building to any substantial levels for extended periods of time.
We only take 10-12 hunters per year, in 2-3 zones, all of which are good but vary slightly. Please call to see which areas are available for your hunt.