Mule Deer archery season begins in the Foothills and Parkland zones in September and runs through November. Rifle Mule Deer hunting begins November 1st and concludes at the end of November. The rut takes place in early to mid-November and typically continues until the end of the season. However, Mule Deer can be hunted all November as we usually know where the biggest bucks are due to pre-season scouting.
Our camp is situated in the middle of our exclusive 1350 acre bountiful, wildlife habitat on the banks of the Little Red Deer River. You will be staying in cabins and comfortable tents with cots, heated with the warmth of wood burning stoves. We have a shower cabin and a full time cook who stays at the camp.
Our hunts are fully guided with one hunter per guide for rifle hunts and two hunters per guide for archery hunts unless other arrangements are preferred. Our guides live in the zones that we hunt in and know the area and the animals that inhabit them. We hunt along the Little Red Deer River, amidst 8 miles of river breaks along Dogpound Creek, in the Red Deer River area and the James River. We are able to provide single species hunts or combination hunts. With either choice, our guides will ensure that you enjoy the breathtaking countryside, western hospitality and the adventure of a hunt.
Alberta’s Mule Deer have some of the largest body weights found anywhere with an average of nearly 250 pounds. Very often we find Mule Deer approaching 300 pounds with the antlers to match!
When hunting in Alberta, you must be prepared for cold weather and snow. Average temperatures in November are -10 C to 1 C (15 F to 35 F) but temperatures can drop to the -30 C (-22 F) range. Clothing should be layered and outer clothing should be late fall camo or snow camo. Good quality, felt-lined boots are essential.
Note: personal gear, clothing, rifles, binoculars, camera, and sleeping bags are the responsibility of the client.
Mule Deer Hunts - All of our hunts are 6 days. Archery season begins September 3rd. Rifle season begins November 1st. All hunting concludes November 30th.
Alberta Mule Deer antlers are noted for their incredible mass and dark coloration, as well as a large percentage that have non-typical points. Several bucks which scored in excess of 240 Boone and Crockett points have been harvested.
With our most recent winters being milder, we know that the mature bucks are surviving, providing us with some great trophy class opportunities this upcoming hunting season.