Your day will start with a pre-wakeup call as our horses are wrangled and the sound of Swiss bells and running horses bring you out of your slumber.
As our guides and wranglers prepare for the day, our cook will be busy putting the final touches on a hearty breakfast. Your guide will wake you at 4:30 am or earlier. After getting ready you can head over to the cook tent for breakfast.
On some days with a longer ride-out, you will have a simple breakfast of Oatmeal, a choice of scrambled or fried eggs, and toast. Your lunch will be prepared the night before, so after eating and making your final preparations for your day, you will grab your lunch and head over to the hitching rails to ride out for the day.
Your hunting area can be as close as 20 minutes to 1.5 hours from camp, but most days start with a moonlit horseback ride in the wilderness.
Daybreak provides some of the best hunting, so will aim to be in position before shooting light. After we tie up our horses, we will walk in the rest of the way to our hunting spot trying to be as quiet as possible. Much of the Mule Deer hunting in our area is spot and stalk style of hunting, but at times there are long hours of sitting and waiting.
We will try to scout deer prior to your arrival, but that doesn’t ensure that they’ll be in the exact same spot for your hunt. After spotting a deer that you and your guide agree to go after, you and your guide will either ride or hike to a position to take a shot. It’s an exciting hunt with a lot of time spent behind a spotting scope or binoculars, and time getting into position and sneaking up on a trophy buck.
After our morning hunt, we will likely ride to higher ground, tie up and have a rest period and lunch. This is an opportune time to glass the area and make plans for the afternoon hunt and catch a much-deserved nap.
We will hunt the afternoon/evening and arrive back to camp after the last shooting light. A campfire (weather and fire conditions permitting) and some hearty snacks will be waiting for our guest upon their return.
After a wash-up, a home-style dinner will be served in the cook tent as stories of the day's hunt and stories of old are told. Your guide